Former Washington RB Adrian Peterson wants to play with Tom Brady, Bucs in 2021

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Adrian Peterson wants to play with Tom Brady, Bucs in 2021 originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Whenever Adrian Peterson retires he'll go down as one of the greatest running backs of all-time. However, in his 14-year NFL career, the former Washington Football Team running back has yet to play in the Super Bowl.

All that's missing from Peterson's incredible career is a ring. Peterson knows that, too, and the soon-to-be free agent told TMZ that he would be plenty interested in joining the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season.

"That would definitely be something I'm interested in. Playing with Tom Brady, that by itself is enticing," Peterson said. "If they want me to be a part of it, I'll be a part of it for sure. Because I'm definitely trying to add a trophy to my résumé."

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Brady is coming off his seventh Super Bowl title and first with the Buccaneers. When you're considered the GOAT like Brady is, other great players will want to play with you.

In Tampa Bay's 31-9 victory over Kansas City in Super Bowl LV, the Buccaneers scored four touchdowns on offense: two from Rob Gronkowski, one from Antonio Brown and one from Leonard Fournette. All four scores came by a player who was not on the roster when Brady signed, yet decided to join Tampa to have the opportunity to play with No. 12.

Tampa Bay's running back duo of Fournette and Ronald Jones were vital in the Buccaneers playoff run. However, Jones is only under contract for one more season, while Fournette is a free agent. With no guarantee that Fournette comes back, there could be an opening for Peterson to join Brady and the Bucs this offseason.

Peterson also has a connection to Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, who traded for the future Hall of Fame running back in 2017 when he was the Cardinals' boss. In limited action for Arizona, Peterson impressed, too.

Peterson is shooting his shot to play in Tampa. In a few weeks, we'll see if the running back gets his wish.