It’s all but certain that Adrian Peterson will return in 2015 after being deactivated and suspended for most of this past season following his indictment on child abuse charges.
But where the running back will play is more of a mystery.
The Minnesota Vikings already have said they would “love” to keep Peterson around, but the controversial running back told ESPN on Thursday that he’s “uneasy” about his relationship with the team. Now, Bleacher Report insider Jason Cole says Peterson wants to head south.
Cole reported Saturday that Peterson wants to be in his home state with the Dallas Cowboys. However, Cole added that Minnesota really has no intention of trading him.
The Vikings can’t talk to Peterson until he’s reinstated from his suspension — which won’t be until April 15 at the earliest — and ProFootballTalk reported Sunday that the running back hasn’t asked for a trade yet. Where Peterson ends up will depend on the extent of his unhappiness in Minnesota.
“As obvious as it is that the Vikings have the power and the authority in this situation, as easy as it is to say that he’s probably going to play for the Vikings, Peterson could make this very uncomfortable for the Vikings and create a stare down situation,” Cole told Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe.
If Peterson does stick it out with the Vikings, he’ll become an unrestricted free agent after the 2017 season.
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