Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) acknowledges the fans during the closing ceremony following the game against the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Peers vote Adrian Peterson as player they’d most like to see play in Super Bowl


It’s been seven years since Adrian Peterson was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. He’s yet to participate in a Super Bowl, but at least he has the support of his fellow NFL players behind him who voted him as the player they’d most like to see play in a Super Bowl.

ESPN conducted the anonymous poll which placed Peterson first with soon to be retired tight end, Tony Gonzalez placing second.

In ESPN’s NFL Nation Confidential, an anonymous survey of more than 320 players around the league, players voted the Minnesota Vikings running back the player they would most like to see in a Super Bowl who hasn’t been there yet.

Adrian Peterson, who won league MVP honors in 2012, claimed 18 percent of the total ballot with 59 votes, three more than Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez. Eighty-eight players received at least one vote.

Peterson, who said he was very honored came close in 2009 when the Vikings made the NFC Championship, but lost to the New Orleans Saints.

Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions came in third while Russell Wilson, Andre Johnson and Michael Vick rounded out the top five.

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