Topics surrounding Adrian Peterson have been capturing the imagination of the NFL Universe now for the last seven months despite the star running back not having played an NFL game in that time.
Ever since Peterson was indicted for abusing his four-year-old son last September, the Vikings have received negative publicity.
Eventually the NFL decided to place Peterson on the commissioner's exemption list, something which Peterson only managed to get himself off of last week.
Minnesota could be swayed
Now that Peterson is off the list, teams are likely to be interested in making an epic trade offer for the 30-year-old that will sway the Vikings.
ProFootballTalk reported on Tuesday that the Vikings still want Peterson to stay in Minnesota, but they added a little spice to the report by saying that a big offer could still yet blow them away.
"The Vikings have adopted the position that they’ll keep Peterson regardless of whether he’s happy. The Vikings want Peterson, and they’re confident that the passage of time will smooth over any ruffled feathers," ProFootballTalk reported on Tuesday.
"That said, it’s possible that someone will make them a trade offer that gets Minnesota’s attention — under the same theory pursuant to which any player on any team is, in theory, available via trade.
"If another team puts enough picks and/or players on the pile, even an untouchable player will be asked to pack his bags."
Watch this space
The report by well respected NFL expert Mike Florio certainly provides good news for Vikings fans that want Peterson to remain in Minnesota. On the other hand, it doesn't tell the teams interested in Peterson anything they don't already know.
Peterson's suitors will no doubt already know that only an incredible offer will persuade the Vikings to part with the one-time NFL MVP. It sure will be an interesting storyline as it develops over the next few days and weeks.
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