Adrian Peterson Still Thinks the Vikings Should Have Signed Michael Vick


Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) talks with Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) following the game at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson provided one of the stranger moments of the offseason when, prior to the re-signing of Matt Cassel, he posted a tweet suggesting that the Vikings should take a look at former Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

Peterson’s lobbying efforts came to nothing, as the Vikings moved quickly to bring back Cassel, and Vick ultimately went to the Jets.

In a Friday interview on SINow, Peterson revisited the whole Vick tweet thing and really did not back down.

“I wouldn’t say ‘regret,'” Peterson said when asked if the Vikings would regret passing on Vick. “Cause there’s reasons for everything. I personally thought that he would be a good addition.

“My thought was, why not bring him in and see what he could bring to the team?” Peterson explained. “No matter how he’s played the last couple years, teams are going to game plan [for] him.”

The Vikings obviously did not believe that Vick was a good fit in their new offense, which figures to be a traditional Norv Turner vertical attack with a standard pocket quarterback as opposed to a scrambler.

Peterson did make it clear in the same interview that he has no problem with Cassel, and believes Cassel can take over and be the starter.

But Peterson’s continuing endorsement of Vick will only fuel speculation that the running back was more than a little disappointed when the team chose to pass on his buddy in favor of Cassel.

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