Sean Payton envisions a ‘clear and defined’ role for Adrian Peterson

Sean Payton envisions a ‘clear and defined’ role for Adrian Peterson

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has a new weapon to play with, and he’s already forming a vision on how running back Adrian Peterson will be utilized in 2017.

“I think the role will be very clear and defined,” Payton said, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

“It’s a tough, long 16-week season. I think that he’s someone that certainly will be able to complement Mark. Those guys are different in some ways, and yet we feel like we’ve added another quality player. It goes without saying, [Peterson is] a guy that eventually is going to be in the Hall of Fame. But I think — we think — that he’s got more years in his career, so we’re excited for that to happen.”