Nov 24, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart (32) rushes with the football during overtime against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Vikings and Packers tied 26-26. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Has Toby Gerhart Played His Last Snap For The Vikings?

Minnesota running back Toby Gerhart is injured.  The Vikings had brought in Gerhart with a second round draft pick back in 2010 to be the solid backup for superstar Adrian Peterson.  Sadly, Toby’s time with the team may be over.

Here are Gerhart’s stats through 4 years with Minnesota:

  • 61 games played
  • 276 rushes for 1,305 yards
  • 77 catches for 600 yards
  • 8 total touchdowns

Dec 8, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart (32) is met by wide receiver Jerome Simpson (81) and tackle Phil Loadholt (71) after an apparent injury during his fourth quarter touchdown run against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Gerhart’s injured hamstring has his status for Sunday’s season finale against the Detroit Lions in question.  The former Stanford standout will be a free agent after this year and he is unlikely to return to a team that wishes to use him primarily as a backup or pass blocker.  He will be looking for a job as a featured or rotational running back and a bigger payday in free agency.

Or maybe he will be loyal to the franchise that drafted him, embrace his role with the team and return at a discount.

We’ll all find out this offseason.

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