We have been told, by no less a personage than John Clayton himself, that if the Vikings do trade Adrian Peterson they won’t get more than a 4th round pick.
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But here’s a report that sort of refutes the notion that Peterson would have only marginal value in a trade. Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson reports on a team that would be willing to go higher in order to land Peterson.
Robinson’s story indicates that the Cardinals would offer a first or a second for the disgruntled Peterson. Arizona is believed to be one team Peterson would like to play for. And he would willingly restructure his contract to make such a trade go down.
If the Vikings can get a first from Arizona in exchange for Peterson, and Peterson is willing to make the money work out, then it would seem a no-brainer for Rick Spielman to explore that avenue.
As long as we’re talking only mid-round compensation for Peterson, a trade doesn’t look like a very attractive option.
I’d rather keep Peterson at $13 million-ish for the year than give him up for a mid-round pick or cut him. But then again, it’s not my money.
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