Tom Powers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press proposed an idea that the Minnesota Vikings should trade running back Adrian Peterson for draft picks before the 28-year-old begins to decline.
“So trading Peterson for enough components to jumpstart the team’s development is a sound strategy,” writes Powers. “It would be tremendously unpopular, of course. But it doesn’t make sense to keep Peterson around for what could be a drawn-out rebuilding process. The team already is a long ways off and likely will be without Jared Allen and Kevin Williams next season.”
Powers ended his column with: “Trading Peterson should be seriously considered. It would be good for him and good for the Vikings. He’s out of place here, like a Rolex on the wrist of a hobo.”
Defensive end Jared Allen appeared on the NFL Network Friday and said Minnesota would revolt if that happened.
“I don’t think that would be a very smart move, to say the least,” Allen said. “I’m glad I’m not the GM having to make decisions, but I think if Adrian wasn’t a Viking, I think maybe this state might revolt. Adrian’s a phenomenal player, and you understand people write stuff like that. If I was a betting man, I’d put my money that Adrian isn’t going anywhere.”