In his article, Farrar lists the Saints as having the number one backfield in the NFL heading into the 2017 NFL Season with Peterson atop the depth chart.
He’s not the first Cheap Jerseys pundit out there to make the leap, calling for Ingram to be dethroned as the Saints starter. However, let’s dispel the notion before it gets any more traction.
Mark Ingram is the Saints’ starter
Adrian Peterson was not added to the Saints roster to compete for the starting job. He was brought on to the team to compliment Mark Ingram, in the same way Tim Hightower did over the past two seasons.
Reports out of Cheap nfl Jerseys Saints OTAs have Peterson working heavily on his pass catching skills. This is a role in which he wasn’t used much in Minnesota. Moreover, Saints Head Coach Sean Payton said in a press conference on Thursday that Peterson was quickly picking up blocking schemes.
Those things don’t tell us much, other than Peterson is being groomed to be a typical New Orleans running back. Peterson reportedly looks like he’s in great shape physically, but at 32 years old, expectations should be muted.
Mark Ingram Customized Jerseys surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his career with the Saints in 2016. In addition, Ingram seems to be coming into his own as a featured back in the complex Saints offense.
Will Sean Payton go with whoever has the hot hand? Absolutely. But the 2016 Season should offer all the insight we need into the expectations for 2017.
Of course, Ingram did struggle in games in 2016. There were times where he was benched, and Tim Hightower was given his shots. At the end of the season, Mark Ingram was still the bell cow for the Black and Gold.
Sean Payton sees him as the feature back for the foreseeable future of the franchise. All things considered, Ingram is slated to start week to week.
Peterson will Minnesota Vikings Jerseys get an increased number of carries when the Saints’ season starts against the Vikings on Monday Night Football on September 11th.
Other than that, you can disregard any reports of a diminished role for Mark Ingram in 2017.
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