It’s starting.

As the prime years of running back Adrian Peterson’s begin to evaporate, the future Hall of Famer is thinking about the possibility of finishing his career in his home state of Texas.

We know that he’s thinking about it, because he’s talking about it.

“You know, I’d be a liar if I said it’s something that hasn’t crossed my mind before,” told ESPN Radio on Thursday.

In fairness, Peterson followed that by suggesting he’s committed to staying with the Vikings.

“I’ve also said to myself it would be so amazing to be one of those players who stays with one team his entire career, it would be good if I could do that,” Peterson said.

And then he followed it with more talk about playing in Texas.

“[B]eing from Texas, I’ve always wondered, wow, it would be cool to play in Dallas, to play back home. Or to play in Houston,” Peterson said.

Peterson grew up outside of Dallas, rooting for the Cowboys. He spends the offseason in Houston.