Vikings Will Let Adrian Peterson Go

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We’ve been hearing about this inevitability for some time and today it finally became a reality. The Minnesota Vikings will part ways with running back Adrian Peterson, at least for now.

They did so by announcing they will decline an $18 million option for 2017, making Peterson a free agent next week.

That’s a no brainer (even for the Vikings, who have no brains). No running back is worth $18 million a season, especially one who’s 31 (will be 32 in March) and coming off a major knee injury.

Immediately following the move, rampant speculation picked up about the Green Bay Packers pursuing Peterson.

Yes, the Packers have a need at running back, with only Ty Montgomery currently under contract. However, the Packers appear to be set on bringing Eddie Lacy back into the fold.

Besides that, there are plenty of other reasons not to sign Peterson. Among them: child abuse, age, injury history, declining production.

In the three games Peterson played in 2016, he averaged just 1.9 yards per carry.

Still, there will be teams that will go hard after Peterson. We expect the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys will be in the mix. The Giants have no running game to speak of and Jerry Jones loves the idea of signing Peterson in Dallas, even though he already has Ezekiel Elliott.

The Raiders and Seahawks could also factor in and, don’t count the Vikings out completely. It’s still possible they could bring Peterson back at a reasonable rate.

Although, if I had to bet, I’d bet Peterson will be playing for a new team in 2017.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

7 Comments on "Vikings Will Let Adrian Peterson Go"

  1. MMK

    Although I hate him I think it’s worth noting that part of that 1.9 per carry came behind the worst offensive line in football. He could have been riding a four wheeler and might not have gotten much more.

    • PF4L

      Killer is currently being held on a probation hold. Although in killers defense he’s claiming he didn’t fondle her and that the 13 year old girl made everything up. He also stated if he did touch her accidently it was because she was asking for it.

      Even so, he’s not outa the woods as he was still within 1,000 feet of a Jr. High School.

      Don’t kill the messenger.

    • KILLER

      I’m around. I step in when the illogic or immaturity levels get too extreme. Or the “facts” too non-factual. So, you know, frequently on this site. An example of immaturity can be seen in PF4L’s posts.

      By the way, did you know that PF4L is Monty McMahon? And that Mordecai Jones is just a pseudonym for Monty (for when he writes crappy tabloid style crap that even HE is too embarrassed to publish under his own name)? I just think you have a right to know. Monty (PF4L) certainly has thrown some shade on you in the past.

      • PF4L

        lmao…oh lighten up Francis.

        PF4L is an equal opportunity asshat, he throws shade at everyone. Not unlike big Ted, and Fat Mike, the sooner they get rid of that assclown, the better, imo.

      • icebowl

        Wow, who woulda thunk it..
        And here i thought PF4L was Bretts alter ego….
        Never dreamed I’d be enlightened by a Queens fan…

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