Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) hands the ball off to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Minnesota 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Dickerson says Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson needs a QB


Hall-of-Fame running back Eric Dickerson believes that Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson needs a quarterback.

“He really needs a quarterback; that would make it a lot easier on him,” Dickerson told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “(Minnesota’s quarterback situation is) terrible. I’ve been there. I mean, I’ve been so frustrated that when we completed a pass downfield I wanted to be like the people in the stands, jumping up and down and saying, ‘Way to go.’

Last season, Peterson came up just short of breaking Dickerson’s single season rushing record and led the Vikings to the playoffs.

This season, Peterson has rushed for 851 yards, but the Vikings in 10 games, but the team is just 2-8.

The Vikings have started three different quarterbacks and are now back to their original starter, Christian Ponder.

“It’s hard to watch. It’s extremely tough (for Peterson). It’s frustrating. It’s not that Christian Ponder isn’t trying his best, but they don’t have any receivers. It’s just hard on (Peterson). I mean, he won’t say it as a player. But it’s frustrating to walk to the line of scrimmage and see eight in the box, sometimes nine.”

Ponder has completed 128-of-201 passes for 1,375 yards with 10 total touchdowns (six passing) and nine interceptions.

The Vikings will travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers Sunday at 1:00 pm EST.

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