Thread: ADís future getting murkier
05-05-2014, 04:42 AM #1
ADís future getting murkier
Petersonís future in Minnesota getting murkier
Peterson’s future in Minnesota getting murkier | ProFootballTalk
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05-05-2014, 06:17 AM #2Asst. Coach
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You still have to run the football to win. I hope Adrian retires a Viking. I think this story is pure speculation.
05-05-2014, 09:21 AM #3
Having been in the news business for many years, I cannot tell you how many times around the office talks become "speculation" ... especially in sports.
All that said ... that does not make this not true. His number obviously is going to be a problem, but that is because players' agents never negotiate correctly. He was underpaid for his MVP year simply because that year he deserved QB money. Now, he will be overpaid or likely cut.
The NFLPA and a lack of guaranteed money they get their players is a joke. In all honesty, AD has earned every penny of that contract ALREADY ... but he will likely never see it. Meaning things will end a little tough for both sides most likely.
05-05-2014, 09:31 AM #4
"It feels like" "It feels like". It feels like they ran out of things to write about before draft day.
05-05-2014, 11:17 AM #5
If he stays "AD" on the field, this becomes a joke story. If he comes back down to earth, both he AND his agent will be willing to negotiate; the Vikings will likely be the team that still offers him the most (just to keep him in purple).
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05-05-2014, 11:52 AM #6
He pretty much earned the money they're paying him now during his rookie contract. At the moment, we don't seem to have a cap problem since the one good thing about not having a franchise QB is we're not paying one 20 mil/year...and he's the face of the franchise and most popular player in MN. I don't think he'll be going anywhere soon, but it does remain a possibility that sometime down the road his contract may be a bit too much to swallow, especially with how RB value has declined and considering his contract vs. the rest of the NFL RBs.
His average per year is 5 million more than the next highest paid RB, Lesean McCoy, about 5.5 million more than Foster who is third, and roughly double the likes of Forte, Marshawn Lynch, and Rice.
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How they approach this position during this draft holds a little extra interest for me...IMHO we can probably get a real good backup RB in the 4th or 5th or later, possibly undrafted even. But, IF we go RB in the 2nd or 3rd, I might start believing that they are at least thinking about the possibility of Vikings after AD...Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!
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AD’s future getting murkier
New coaching staff a lot of holes and a RB making QB money i say trade him for a first rd draft pick and a few more AP still have a few good years left.
05-08-2014, 11:00 AM #8
I think we're good for 2014 and 2015. 2016 is when things get dicey, but it's way to early to worry about it. What happens happens, I'm just going to enjoy the ride.
05-08-2014, 11:28 AM #9
And if we only got one 1st round pick for AD, I would boycott the team next year. Worst, with his contract, I don't think any team would offer MORE, so this discussion is mote.Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
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