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IDEXAN
12-05-2013, 01:56 PM
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When Adrian Peterson said on ESPN Radio on Wednesday that he'd be intrigued by the possibility of playing in his home state, it wasn't the first time he'd raised the idea. Peterson is a proud Texan who spends his offseasons in Houston and returns to his hometown of Palestine each year for "Adrian Peterson Day." He sponsors a girls basketball team in his hometown, and when he got asked in an online chat this summer which team he would have preferred to play for had the Minnesota Vikings not drafted him, Peterson simply replied, "Texans!"

That the 28-year-old should have ties to home isn't a surprise. But it will be particularly interesting to see what happens in the next year or two, and whether the reigning NFL MVP gets any urge to act on them.

Peterson is signed with the Vikings through 2017, and in the same SVP and Russillo interview, he talked about how "it would be so amazing to be one of those players who stays with one team his entire career." In reality, his fate is more in the Vikings' hands than anyone else's, and the salary-cap ramifications of his contract complicate any potential move. But he turns 29 next spring, and could conceivably spend the rest of his prime with the Vikings as they try to bring up another young quarterback. Peterson got to the doorstep of the Super Bowl in 2010 -- he fumbled twice in a NFC Championship Game the Vikings lost in overtime -- and badly wants to win a championship. He's supported coach Leslie Frazier and quarterback Christian Ponder, and said he believes the Vikings are on the right track, but another year or two of losing could test his loyalty.

The refreshing thing about Peterson -- and the important thing to remember here -- is that he'll often entertain hypotheticals in interviews, speaking his mind about far-off scenarios rather than gunning them down and keeping his answers rooted in bland NFL minutiae. The barriers to him playing anywhere else are high, and it's hard to say right now that the Cowboys or Texans would be in any better position to get Peterson a championship than the Vikings would. But his comments are a reminder that Peterson's eyes are open to what's going on elsewhere, and that the Vikings need to take advantage of the reigning NFL MVP in his prime while they have him.
http://espn.go.com/blog/minnesota-vikings/post/_/id/2979/on-adrian-petersons-texas-thoughts

Playoffs
12-05-2013, 01:58 PM
It'd be nice. Maybe they'll abandon the salary cap. :truck:

Mr teX
12-05-2013, 02:01 PM
With our FO, i'd probably be when he's at the end of his career a shell of himself...see Ahman Green

Pollardized
12-05-2013, 02:04 PM
I can definitely see this happening. When Peterson is around 32, knees gone, barely run into the offensive lineman's back. Hopefully he will be nearly as good as Ahman Green was for us!

Naiirb
12-05-2013, 02:05 PM
He's said if he wasn't drafted by the Vikings he would of liked to be drafted by the Texans. Too bad he was picked right before us in 2007 and we ended up trading back and picking Amobi Okoye

:toropalm:

TEXANS84
12-05-2013, 02:07 PM
His house is pretty dang large up in The Woodlands.

IDEXAN
12-05-2013, 02:08 PM
I can definitely see this happening. When Peterson is around 32, knees gone, barely run into the offensive lineman's back. Hopefully he will be nearly as good as Ahman Green was for us!
Hey man give the Brother a break, he's just imagining being home and not up north freezing to death when walking outside in the morning to get his newspaper.

gary
12-05-2013, 02:16 PM
He won't be the same player in four years.

TheIronDuke
12-05-2013, 03:01 PM
He's said if he wasn't drafted by the Vikings he would of liked to be drafted by the Texans. Too bad he was picked right before us in 2007 and we ended up trading back and picking Amobi Okoye

:toropalm:

We didn't really "trade back" with Atlanta, we had already swapped firsts with them due to the Schaub trade moving us from #8 to #10.

Norg
12-05-2013, 03:41 PM
don't want him

htowntexans1985
12-05-2013, 03:50 PM
I thought we fans learned our lesson from ed reed. Do not take someone else's used toys!

TexansBull
12-05-2013, 04:58 PM
Let Dallas have him.

StarStruck
12-05-2013, 05:21 PM
Let Dallas have him.

Thanks, I like that idea. It sure would help the family loyalty issues.

281
12-05-2013, 05:38 PM
don't want him

Ugh, right? Who wants a Hall of Fame caliber player who actually wants to play for our franchise?

infantrycak
12-05-2013, 05:44 PM
Ugh, right? Who wants a Hall of Fame caliber player who actually wants to play for our franchise?

When you get him matters. Ask Arizona about the guy Peterson is chasing.

Uncle Rico
12-05-2013, 05:46 PM
OMG I can only wish.

Send them Foster and Schaub ;)

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
12-05-2013, 06:01 PM
Ugh, right? Who wants a Hall of Fame caliber player who actually wants to play for our franchise?



Because that worked out great with Ed Reed, amirite?

PapaL
12-05-2013, 06:03 PM
How many times do we get burned before we open our damn eyes?!?

Green, Moulds, Reed

Oh but they can provide leadership and be mentors.

We don't need another RB w high mileage.

Double Barrel
12-05-2013, 06:23 PM
What a cute little story. Let's hope it stays that way. :howdy:

Lord Bills
12-05-2013, 06:39 PM
He's said if he wasn't drafted by the Vikings he would of liked to be drafted by the Texans. Too bad he was picked right before us in 2007 and we ended up trading back and picking Amobi Okoye

:toropalm:

We didn't really "trade back" with Atlanta, we had already swapped firsts with them due to the Schaub trade moving us from #8 to #10.

Schaubiak really screwed over this franchise big time.

281
12-05-2013, 10:52 PM
Because that worked out great with Ed Reed, amirite?

Since we're already dreaming, I was thinking a younger Peterson that still has it in him. Nothing like this Reed debacle.

MEGA SWATT
12-05-2013, 11:04 PM
His house is pretty dang large up in The Woodlands.

What? You thought it was a mobile home?

TheMatrix31
12-05-2013, 11:13 PM
I don't want anyone who compared NFL players to slaves during the lockout.

**** that guy. I don't care how good he is.

WolverineFan
12-05-2013, 11:16 PM
He will be past 30 when his contract is up. The guy is a freak, but he would be on his last legs at that point.

Tolar's Ghost
12-05-2013, 11:58 PM
With seven kids to support, he'll need to play until he's 40!