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I'm starting to see why AD and Harvin were such good friends, eh Hutch? Just don't trade AD to a Super Bowl team. Put him in Tennessee. Back to draft talk, get David Cobb in the third round. Coming from Minnesota, that will help SOME of the fan base that didn't want to see AD leave this team. He and McKinnon will form a great tandem and with Bridgewater, the Vikings entire backfield is *hopefully* set for the next seven seasons. Use AD's salary cap space to get Iupati. He's going to help Kalil and the backs running behind him. Then a receiver in the first, Cobb in the third, a late round QB, and lots of defense for Zimmer to mold.
Trade him to the Browns so he can see what a dysfunctional organization is like. If he is going to piss and moan about how the Vikings treated him, then I really hope he doesn't end up in Dallas next season. Just be on a miserable team with no shot for the last five years of your career.
There's really only 1 question to ask here and that is. Moving forward, does AP make the Minnesota Vikings a better team, a playoff team? Without him I would say absolutely not! Everyone knows that AP's cap number is astronomical. The fact is the Vikings set up this deal with AP as the face of the franchise. The emergence of Teddy Bridgewater has lifted fans hopes for a franchise QB in place and several talented pieces around him.
The entire deal with AP is larger than simply AP and the Vikings. Peterson was put on the exempt list last year because of the NFL and the protection of the brand. The timing of his ordeal and Ray Rice's incident, along with the Hardy case forced the NFL to act. The Vikings sponsors then put pressure on the club with it's threat of pulling out of sponsorship dollars...
This is why his comments are so dumb. He wanted full support, felt like he didn't get it. But knows it's a business, then said he can get caught up in loyalty because it's a business. Makes no sense.
Simmion, I think it's that the Vikings put the league 1st. The media in Minnesota tried to dig up more chit. I'm sure that leaves a bitter taste in ones mouth.
I think the bigger question is can the Vikings be a better team without Peterson ? most definitely yes. This is about being a better team......Lets just say a team will give the Vikings a 2nd round pick for AD which is more than realistic with a number of teams reported as showing interest.
That's absolutely subjective. What team will give up a 2nd rounder and take on that contract? The only team that will pay that much is the Vikings. That's because he's under contract...Dallas the most likely suitor won't give $8 million for their own RB, not to mention what they will pay Dez and Romo this year. Add another $15 million to that for AP. That would mean that Dallas would be playing for this year only to win the Super Bowl, and then be back in Cap prison, something they recently went thru, again.The what if game doesn't work right now, because of the situation playing out in the courts. Kind of like a mock draft when the team hasn't already went thru free agency. It's a futile exam. Like picking the schedule at this time by simply looking at the schedule and how the team played last year. The liquidity of the situation has to be taken into any argument...
Any team that would take AP is one that sees their chances of a Super Bowl by taking him. They have to be 1 player away. That's not the Jets or those other teams with the exception of maybe the Colts, but Luck will get like $22 million this year as well...
On a side note....My wife and her mother and brother went to Vegas today. I arranged for them to stay at the Mirage and guess who is there signing autographs? Gale Sayer........I'm so jealous, my wife is talking to him right now.
That's absolutely subjective. What team will give up a 2nd rounder and take on that contract? The only team that will pay that much is the Vikings. That's because he's under contract...Dallas the most likely suitor won't give $8 million for their own RB, not to mention what they will pay Dez and Romo this year. Add another $15 million to that for AP. That would mean that Dallas would be playing for this year only to win the Super Bowl, and then be back in Cap prison, something they recently went thru, again.
When we went to Vegas in Nov. we stayed at Mandalay and Pete Rose was there. He was coming up the stairs and I said " hi pete". He looked up then quickly looked back down because people were there with their phones out.
Even though I wouldn't put it past Dallas.......that will not happen. I could see a incentive laden contract for AP. Dallas will work on the premiss that AP wants to come to Dallas and it would be an attractive place for him to come because they are contenders, but they won't break the bank to get him. That's even assuming that Dallas restructures Clabourne and Carr's contracts
Pete Rose.....that's a name you don't a lot of anymore.....did you ask him if he still bets on baseball ok that' wasn't funny.