Adrian Peterson made his debut on a team other than the Minnesota Vikings for the first time in his NFL career and he did it against the Minnesota Vikings.
His first game away from the team didn’t go exactly as planned, as Peterson’s rookie record for opening day with the Vikings was broken by his replacement, Dalvin Cook, he only got six touches and 18 yards and the Saints lost to the Vikings 29-19. Perhaps worst of all, Peterson got in a little spat with head coach Sean Payton on the sidelines and it got totally blown out of proportion.
This is what the exchange looked like:
Of course, with the way the internet works nowadays, an animated exchange like this in an event where everyone was watching, well that’s just asking to get memed.
Ask and ye shall receive.
Of course, after oddly saying he would keep the conversation confidential, AD took to Twitter to explain himself.