Adrian Peterson is set to become a free agent for the first time in his career in just a couple of days. While rumors have circulated about where the Pro Bowl running back may end up, his dad offered a little bit of inside information on possible destinations.
A return to Minnesota, where he has played the last 10 years is not necessarily out of the question, but a few more teams have emerged as frontrunners.
According to Peterson’s dad, Oakland and Seattle lead the pack.
What we personally like about the Raiders is the offensive line. They haven’t been playing around.’
Meanwhile, going to Seattle would reunite Peterson with OC Darrell Bevell, who held the same role with the Vikings for four seasons. During those seasons, Peterson rushed for 1,341, 1,760, 1,383 and 1,298 yards. “Those are some pretty good years,” stated Nelson Peterson when speaking to the Pioneer Press.
A Boston Herald report suggested that Peterson would be willing to take a pay cut for a chance at a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots. However, the Super Bowl LI champs have not expressed a mutual interest.
Although re-signing with the Vikings has not been ruled out, there hasn’t been an offer made that would “make him feel more appreciated.” The team plans to decline Peterson’s 2017 contract option when the NFL year begins on Thursday while also keeping the option open to bring him back at a lower cost.
Minnesota drafted Peterson #7 overall in the 2007 draft.