Twitter reacts to Adrian Peterson being traded to the Arizona Cardinals

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Adrian Peterson will get a bigger chance to prove he's not washed up. As for the Vikings, their new and improved running game is now the league's 11th best (118.2 yards per game).

It was just last month that the veteran rusher once known as "CJ2K" was calling for former New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson to receive more touches. It's hard to imagine Peterson's yards per carry will go up this year if the Cardinals aren't able to find a way to protect Palmer and open up holes on the offensive line.

For most of the Saints, men who grew up watching Peterson rise from Palestine, Texas to Oklahoma and on to an MVP award in Minnesota, the 32-year-old Peterson remains an iconic figure. "We got work to do".

But the spread offense has made its influence felt by the National Football League, too, and one of the most impacted positions is running back.

The Cardinals' offense took a major hit when they lost David Johnson in the first game of the season and brought back Chris Johnson who has since been a major disappointment. Johnson, a first-team All-Pro at the flex position and second-team at running back last season, is out for at least another month while recovering from surgery to fix a fractured wrist. He'll join a depth chart that includes Andre Ellington and Kerwynn Williams. Although he's 0-3 against the Bucs throughout his career, he has seen a significant amount of success establishing a powerful running game against the Buccaneers, which could mean the addition of Peterson may provide a tough challenge for Tampa Bay this weekend.

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