With Adrian Peterson turning 29 this upcoming offseason, speculation has been building that the Minnesota Vikings could look to trade their best player. If the Vikings continue to struggle, trading Peterson and potentially getting multiple early-round draft picks in return could better position them for the future. While AP insists he wants to finish his career in Minnesota, he recently admitted he has thought about playing in his home state.
Peterson grew up outside of Dallas and was a Cowboys fan. So naturally, playing for America’s team is something he has envisioned.
“You know, I’d be a liar if I said it’s something that hasn’t crossed my mind before,” he told ESPN Radio’s SVP and Russillo on Thursday. “But I’ve also said to myself it would be so amazing to be one of those players who stays with one team his entire career, it would be good if I could do that. But being from Texas, I’ve always wondered, wow, it would be cool to play in Dallas, to play back home. Or to play in Houston.”
Peterson is not the type of player who would say he wants out, no matter what the circumstances. He could very well be happy finishing his career in Minnesota, but most players want at least a shot at winning a championship before they retire. I doubt he’d force his way out of town like Percy Harvin, but no one should be surprised if he wears another uniform before hanging up the cleats.Google+