Report: Vikings ‘quietly’ looking to trade Adrian Peterson because running back wants out

Mar 17, 2015, 4:25 PM | Updated: 8:04 pm
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LISTEN: Larry Fitzgerald Sr.- Minnesota Sports Writer

At some point, the Minnesota Vikings may trade Adrian Peterson.

Or they may not.

The running back has been the subject of a flurry of rumors lately, with many involving him possibly — or maybe even likely — landing with the Arizona Cardinals.

None of that will happen unless the Vikings decide to trade Peterson, though, and Monday ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling said the team really does not want to do that.

But Tuesday, a new report surfaced.

Larry Fitzgerald Sr. is, of course, the father of of Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald and a well-known reporter based in Minnesota. He joined Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Tuesday to further discuss the situation.

“Adrian has just made up his mind that he doesn’t have the kind of support from the ownership group that he wants,” Fitzgerald said. “He’s put his heart and soul into this team from the time they drafted him and he’s in a position to think the way he wants to think, but that’s how he’s thinking.”

Vikings brass has reportedly had multiple meetings with Peterson in an effort to smooth things over with their all-time leading rusher. However, it’s very possible they have been unable to do so, and in that case may decide coming up with a trade is the best option for both parties.

And if that’s the case, buckle your seatbelt.

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