3. Adrian Peterson
They always say about free agency that teams will sign players they saw play well in person. Beyond his days with the Minnesota Vikings, the Chicago Bears struggled heavily with Adrian Peterson just last season on the Detroit Lions. While many teams will see an old Peterson and move on, the Bears still have the utmost respect for what he brings to the table.
Peterson wants to go somewhere that he can play, and that is going to diminish the chance the Bears sign him. You could argue that if the Bears sign him, it would not be until in the summer, or because another player was injured.
Still, Peterson could also see a chance to stay in the NFC North, and the Bears could give him a few carries to ease the workload of Montgomery. Still, without an injury to Montgomery, Peterson would have to be waiting as a backup.
The question for Peterson is whether he can find serious work at age 36. Would 5 carries a game In Chicago with a promise to step into a starter role with an injury be enough for Peterson? Would playing Minnesota twice a year be worth staying in the North? In this case, the Bears would love the trustworthy Hall of Famer, but Peterson may hold out for more carries elsewhere.