Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said in an interview on Monday that he is hoping to return to the field for the team’s Week 16 matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
With only three games remaining in the 2016 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings may be getting some much needed help in their backfield for their final two matchups of the year.
During an interview with Dash Radio on Monday, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson stated that his goal is to play in the team’s Week 16 game against the Green Bay Packers.
Some had hoped that Peterson would be able to play for Minnesota this weekend when they play the Indianapolis Colts, but that does not seem likely based on what the running back stated today during the interview. Peterson stated that his practice sessions over the next week will determine if he actually will play again this season.
The running back also gave a little bit of info on his goals for the future as well. Peterson said he thinks that he could play five more years in the league and that he would like to see his career end with the Vikings.
Obviously Minnesota would love to have their all-pro running back finish his career with the team, but what are the real chances of that actually happening. Peterson is scheduled to make $18 million in 2017, but do the Vikings really want to pay that kind of money to a 31-year-old running back coming off of a significant knee injury?
The smart answer would be no.