We can just end the Adrian Peterson stuff. Our position has not changed… we have no interest in trading Adrian Peterson.
Nice try, but we all know that’s not going to end speculation anytime soon. These rumors surrounding a potential Peterson trade have persisted since the start of the year. So any denials from the Vikings during smokescreen season in the days leading up the draft have to be taken with a grain of salt.
Again, most of this doesn’t mean much. Whether Minnesota flatly denies trade rumors is immaterial here. If a team offers Spielman and company a deal they can’t refuse, Peterson will not be playing in Minnesota next year. The team can’t simply expect us to believe he’s not on the market when other squads know what the asking price is.
The question is now whether anyone is willing to step up to the plate. In this, a trade seems to be highly unlikely.