Would the Falcons consider Adrian Peterson?

Could Atlanta solve its concerns at running back with Adrian Peterson?

A report by CBS Sports' Joel Corry listed the Falcons as one of seven teams that might try to acquire running back Adrian Peterson from the Vikings.

Corry even goes so far as saying the Falcons could offer the second round pick in this year's draft, number 42 overall, for Peterson.

Dan Quinn, Atlanta's new head coach, has voiced support for Devonta Freeman as a running back. But if given the chance to acquire a star like Peterson, would the Falcons be interested?

The Falcons' running game has been so awful the last few seasons, really since the departure of Michael Turner, that any potential upgrade must be considered. Peterson just turned 30 years old two weeks ago, and we all know what happens to running backs when they reach the age of 30.

Atlanta signed Steven Jackson two years ago after he had a great career with the St. Louis Rams. Jackson was turned 30 that same summer and proceeded to have two difficult and challenging seasons for the Falcons, clearly showing his best days were behind him.

Peterson played in just one game last year after being suspended by the NFL following his indictment on child abuse charges. He was recently reinstated and signs point to the Vikings trading their star before the start of next season.

Peterson had 2,097 rushing yards just three years ago and has had over 1000 yards in all but two of his eight NFL seasons.

The Falcons have to at least talk about the possibility of acquiring Peterson, considering his potential to improve the running game.

But will the Falcons do it? Should the Falcons do it?

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