Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) acknowledges the crowd following the game against the Washington Redskins at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Redskins 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson on a trade: If it happens, it happens


The Minnesota Vikings don’t have much going for them this season, especially with their messy situation at quarterback. Minnesota has won just one game in the United States this season as they juggle starting quarterbacks, which has allowed teams to focus on slowing down star running back Adrian Peterson.

Earlier in the year, there were some rumors and discussion about a potential Peterson trade, which no one took to seriously, but Peterson recently addressed trade rumors and was open to the possibility.

Sure, Peterson did say that he would like to stay in Minnesota, but he understands the way the business works.

“I understand that,” Peterson said, via the Pioneer Press. “I know this is a business and things like that happen. So if it happens, it happens. There’s not much I can’t handle. I’m sure someone will welcome me with open arms if they do decide to trade me. … But it’s a business, so if they trade me, then, hey.”

It’s hard to imagine a team giving up what it would take get Peterson, especially when you take into consideration his age and the amount of money a team would need to commit to him, so it is very possible that Peterson will get his wish and remain with Minnesota.

Let’s just hope the rest of the team can pick up their efforts and find a way to take advantage of having the best running back in the game.

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