3-Wide: Which NFL player's life deserves a movie most?

theScore Staff 2d ago
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3-Wide is a weekly feature in which theScore's NFL editors debate the hot topics around the league. Grab a cold towel and brace for hot takes.

Which team is the best fit for Adrian Peterson?

Arun Srinivasan: Adrian Peterson tweeted recently that the Giants are making "some interesting moves," spurring league-wide interest in where he'll end up next. If Peterson is looking for a change of scenery, the Ravens would provide an ideal fit for the seven-time Pro Bowler. Baltimore ranked 30th in rushing attempts in 2016, even though the organization sports an offense that's best suited to operate a run-heavy scheme. Gaining a player of Peterson's caliber would add some much-needed balance, and he'll have a legitimate chance to compete for a title.

Mitch Sanderson: The Vikings may not be happy about it, but a move to the Packers would be a great way to end Peterson's career. He doesn't necessarily fill the role of a receiving back, but Ty Montgomery already has that down pat. Peterson would provide an immediate spark to the running game and finally have the elite passer to ensure he doesn't face eight- and nine-man fronts.

Michael McClymont: Peterson is right to be keeping an eye on the Giants. He would fit right in on an offense that consistently ranks near the top of the league in pass attempts. Eli Manning's odometer continues to click, and he could use a much more balanced offense. The receivers would appreciate some help as well. Such a fit would keep New York in lockstep with the Dallas Cowboys.

How much longer will Tom Brady play?

Sanderson: Brady will have plenty to celebrate this summer as he turns 40 before beginning his Super Bowl title defense. In his 17th season, he was as sharp a passer as he's ever been, and doesn't need a ton of athletic tools to keep it going - although he does keep his body in tip-top shape. As long as his offensive line holds up, Brady should have another five seasons in him to dominate defenses and collect accolades.

McClymont: The answer is as long as he's a Patriot. Bill Belichick has been known to cut or trade a player before the rest of the league realizes his skills have diminished, and even Brady knows he's not safe from Belichick's ax. If and when the Patriots choose to move on from the best quarterback they've ever known, Brady will hang them up. He revealed this week he doesn't want to play for any other coach or team, and at his age, he won't be willing to learn a new offense, either. He has two years, tops.

Srinivasan: Brady will play for three more seasons, affording himself enough time to capitalize on the Patriots' window of opportunity, in trying to win his sixth Super Bowl. The reigning Super Bowl MVP said he wants to play into his mid-40s, but he's got nothing left to prove. With his legacy cemented as the greatest quarterback of all time, he'll play long enough to catapult into immortality, winning one more Super Bowl before he hangs up his cleats for good.

Which NFL player's life deserves a movie most?

McClymont: A book and movie about Tom Brady's life and Super Bowl comeback are reportedly in the works, for those anxious to see just how a California kid came to marry a supermodel and lead his team to glory while shouting "let's goooo" over and over. A much more compelling story would be that of Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux, who received a scholarship to LSU before he broke his neck as a senior in high school. His recovery included stints in the Arena Football League and CFL, before he finally signed with his hometown New Orleans Saints. His life is a movie.

Srinivasan: Tyrann Mathieu was heralded as the next great defensive back before being dismissed from LSU due to multiple drug test failures. Mathieu was selected in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cardinals, in large part due to collegiate teammate and best friend Patrick Peterson's recommendation. Since then, he has been incident-free, emerging as one of the NFL's foremost safeties. He's been even more influential off the field, becoming a vocal proponent of children's education, and a critic of gun violence, as it pertains to his hometown of New Orleans. Mathieu could've been a tragic figure, but instead, he's one of the NFL's most inspiring players at age 24.

Sanderson: Eric Berry's story of overcoming cancer to become the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 2015 and earn back-to-back All-Pro nods is tough to beat. The Chiefs safety was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in December 2014 and spent the next eight months undergoing treatment in Atlanta before miraculously being cleared for a return to football. In both of his seasons since recovering, the Chiefs have gone to the playoffs, and he has been named to two Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams. Also, he has a phobia of horses, and the Chiefs' mascot is a horse - guaranteed levity.