Peterson’s dad wants son to finish career in Minnesota

Posted: 27/02/2017 in NFL, Sports
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The Minnesota Vikings have yet to determine what they will do with their all-time leading rusher, Adrian Peterson. But if they ask Peterson’s father, the choice is clear.

Peterson played in just three games in 2016 and is signed on for one more season in Minnesota at a cost of $11.75 million and an $18-million hit against the salary cap. The Vikings could cut ties with the running back, but Peterson’s father wants to see him end his career in the only home he’s ever known as a professional.

“Finishing your career in one place (has value),” Nelson Peterson said, according to ESPN. “I look at how Arizona treated Larry (Fitzgerald), how they are taking care of guys who have been there.”

Fitzgerald has spent his entire 13-year career in Arizona. He restructured his contract in 2014, however. He made $11 million in 2016 and will make the same figure this year.

Peterson has had two of his last three seasons cut short by significant injuries, causing concern in Minnesota that he’ll be able to return to his former MVP form.

The two sides could agree to a restructured contract, or Peterson could find himself on the open market.

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