According to a report on USA Today, Adrian Peterson wants out of the Vikings clutches and wishes to run free.
Directly from the mouth of Peterson’s agent, Ben Droga: “We want out of Minnesota.”
I’m only speculating, but I bet Jerry Jones can’t stop salivating. Frankly, neither can I. Think about it. Peterson, even with a suspect leg, runs circles around virtually everybody in the league. Think about what he can do behind the offensive line that helped DeMarco Murray tally 1845 yards last season.
Imagine the fantasy numbers Peterson could put up with the Cowboys offensive line. They could be Westbrook-like numbers. Madden numbers.
I’m not trying to pump this, but it could be HUGE. And by HUGE, I mean I’d voluntarily watch a Cowboys game to see what Peterson MIGHT do.
The Cowboys play three teams twice a year. The Eagles, Redskins, and Giants. All three have terrible defenses. Defenses that couldn’t hope to keep up with Peterson.
Yes, you can consider selling the naming rights of future children for the number one overall in your fantasy draft if Peterson goes to Dallas.
But the Vikings appear unfazed by the possibility of losing Peterson.
According to the USA Today report. Rick Speilman was adamant that Peterson was a member of the Minnesota Vikings. “He’s under contract with us. We are focused on the 2015 season and expect Adrian to be a part of that. Our whole focus is getting ready for that season with Adrian.”
I’m not saying it’s going to happen. But no matter how much I dislike Jerry Jones, I know he’s got a way of making deals happen that people simply cannot fathom. Yes, the Cowboys might not have the most cap space, but they did just give Darren McFadden to peanuts. Me thinks they want a deal.
The NFL might want this deal too. The rating could be bigger than ever before. The timeless matchups of the NFC East could soon find new relevance in the Sunday afternoon lineups, and, more importantly, gain even more of an audience for those chilly Monday and Thursday nights.
Never doubt a Texas businessman who owns the Dallas Cowboys.
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