Adrian Peterson will reportedly meet with the Patriots on his 1st free-agent visit

Adrian Peterson will begin visiting teams Monday and the first one on his list is the defending champion New England Patriots, ESPN reported Sunday.

Peterson was released by the Vikings last month, ending his illustrious 10-year run with the organization. The 32-year-old running back missed the final 13 games of last season after tearing his meniscus in his right knee last September against the Packers.

The three-time rushing champ could be an intriguing option if LeGarrette Blount, who had a league-leading 18 rushing touchdowns last season, opts to leave in free agency. Blount has expressed a desire to remain with the defending champs.

The Patriots have made a number of splashy moves this offseason, including signing cornerback Stephon Gilmore and trading for wideout Brandin Cooks. But landing Peterson would definitely be the biggest head-turner of them all.

Peterson had a bounce-back year in 2015 a season after being suspended the final 15 games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Peterson led the NFL in rushing yards, attempts and touchdowns, averaging a league-best 92.8 yards on the ground per game.

The seven-time Pro Bowl running back has rushed for 11,747 yards and 97 touchdowns.