Having your team add another player to your position group probably doesn't feel great, but for Kerryon Johnson, the Lions' adding Adrian Peterson forced the fan out of him.
If i were to take a picture with him would that be fan boying too much?? https://t.co/gQqLqNl1Yf— Kerryon Johnson (@AyeyoKEJO) September 6, 2020
Peterson signed a one-year contract with the Lions Sunday just two days after he was released by the Washington Football Team. He joins a running back group which includes Johnson and rookie second-round pick D'Andre Swift.
RB Adrian Peterson told me this morning he’s on his way to Detroit to sign with the #Lions. “They’re giving me an opportunity to play. I know coach (Darell) Bevell from my days in Minnesota. Ultimately I feel comfortable going there and helping them to get better.” #NFCNorth.— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 6, 2020
Johnson's fandom makes a lot of sense when you think about it. The third-year pro was 10 years old when Peterson entered the league in 2007 and was in high school when Peterson came back from ACL and MCL surgery to run for over 2,000 yards in 2012.
For any young running back growing up and trying to make to the NFL, Peterson had to have been their hero.
So to answer Johnson's question, no. It wouldn't be too fanboy to get a picture with one of the greatest running backs of all time.