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Thread: Trade Peterson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockymtdan View Post
    I have avoided this thread. Count all the cookies you want. Peterson should get payed. Just like JA got his full contract. Maybe not being fiscally responsible but being honest.
    I agree. He earned some of that money on his first contract. I would not be surprised if he continues to churn out over 1000 yards/season for five more years of carrying this team on his back...specially if Turner and the new QB can ease his load even a little! He just works so hard that chances are he will continue to be a bad ass for some time from now.
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    He will re-structure and get a lot of it as signing bonuses to avoid hurting the cap. I love AP, want to see him get paid, and hope he stays a Viking; but not to the point where we lose other key players because his contract (that he deserves in a non-salary cap environment) is too big.

    Let's hope they do some magic that makes everyone happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drewlovs View Post
    He will re-structure and get a lot of it as signing bonuses to avoid hurting the cap. I love AP, want to see him get paid, and hope he stays a Viking; but not to the point where we lose other key players because his contract (that he deserves in a non-salary cap environment) is too big.

    Let's hope they do some magic that makes everyone happy.
    This is a very good point here. It is EASY these days to restructure salaries and keep players around for a little less while still paying them fairly.

    I imagine that AD will be highly productive this year ... and I would not be surprised to see highly productive seasons for the next three years (1,500+ yards or so) and could remain productive past that. He is just built that way. Mentally and physically.

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    He should get paid and he will. That question really only comes into play if they consider releasing him, and I don't see them doing that unless the next year or two really don't go well for the team and he asks for release or offers to re-work his contract to help the team trade him. And like the last couple posters said, if he likes the direction things are going, it's very possible he would re-work the deal to be more cap friendly and help the team win.

    When I started the thread way back in January, I wasn't even thinking about money. My thinking was: we need a quarterback, we'll have to trade up to get a good one (I still think Bridgewater is that good), and we desperately need young defensive talent. Our most valuable player is a running back and we have major needs at most positions. We need draft ammo and he's the one player that could get a haul. Don't give him away but listen to offers and do it if the offer is sweet enough. Others (correctly) pointed out that his contract would be a major factor for anybody trading for him. At that time though, if you would have told me we would get Barr THEN Bridgewater, and all we'd give up in total is our fourth rounder becoming a fifth...I'd suggest you might be on something. Now that in one off-season we've added a very good player 25 or younger to all three levels of the defense AND drafted what I believe to be the long-term answer at quarterback, I am very happy that it didn't happen.

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    If we had a decent QB and a top half defense and no AP, we would all be hollering that we need a RB to get over the top. Peterson is one of the greatest Vikings ever and we should try and keep him until he hangs up his cleats. I agree- he will be productive for several more years if we don't wear him out carrying us.

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