Michael Chow / The Arizona Republic

Adrian Peterson seemed to the heavens for a recent begin, and his request was answered Tuesday within the type of a commerce to the operating again-needy Arizona Cardinals.

“It was like, ‘Thanks, Jesus,'” Peterson stated of his response to seeing the breaking information on TV, in line with ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss. “He solutions prayers.”

The transfer got here after a massively disappointing first month with the New Orleans Saints through which the veteran again rushed for simply eighty one yards in 4 video games.

Whereas Peterson is joyful to be out of New Orleans after signing with them in free company, he insisted he did not push for the commerce.

“I will be mendacity to you to say that I did not need a change of surroundings after 4 weeks of seeing how issues performed out,” Peterson stated. “So, yeah, it was one thing that I used to be praying about – ‘Hey, God, I want you to reply this prayer for me. Are you listening to me?’ However within the midst of that, I used to be nonetheless tuned in and locked in.

“I had an ideal day of follow Monday, nice day of apply. It was scorching, too. It was outdoors. It was a very good day. It was tough, however I used to be nonetheless locked in and taking good care of my enterprise, and the prayer was answered.”

Free from the Saints’ logjam at operating again, Peterson would be the featured again in Arizona – no less than till David Johnson returns, which head coach Bruce Arians stated Wednesday might occur by Thanksgiving.

Arians stated Peterson was capable of do “the whole lot” at apply Wednesday, including the previous NFL MVP will probably be “able to go” for Sunday’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.