According to Larry Brown Sports via Black Sports Online, former Ravens linebacker and current ESPN analyst Ray Lewis says that when he looked into Adrian Peterson’s eyes after Monday night’s loss to the Giants, he wondered if he will retire.
“Me going out on that field tonight and me looking at Adrian Peterson’s eyes, it’s something that I want to bring up that I don’t want to see happen to this young kid. Because we saw it happen to a great one one time before, which was Barry Sanders,”
“If he keeps going down this road, he’s going to have to make a business decision just like Barry Sanders made a while ago. He plays the game with so much passion and so much love, and he plays it so hard … and to do him like that, to surround him with a team like that … I don’t like to see great people go through things like that.”
As over the top as Lewis’ comment is, it makes sense.
Peterson is a hall of fame back that is being wasted on a team that is not even close to being a Super Bowl contender.