If there are any rumors out there about Adrian Peterson being traded, Rick Spielman has quashed them. The Vikings general manager was asked in an interview with Pro Football Talk host Mike Florio what might happen if the star running back asked to be dealt. Spielman wasted no time in his response. "Adrian is not going anywhere," he said. "We have him under contract. He's the face of our franchise. He is a blue-chip player. And we have a new coaching staff in place, and (the Vikings are) very excited about what's coming ahead for us." Peterson, 28, just finished the third year of a seven-year, $100 million contract. He had surgery Thursday on his groin, but Spielman expressed no concern. "I never have any doubts in Adrian, and this was a minor procedure, and it was bothering him some," Spielman said. "But this is something that he'll fully recover from. And you never count Adrian out because he always has a chip on his shoulder." Spielman was asked in the interview why quarterback Josh Freeman only played in one game for the Vikings in 2013 after being signed Oct. 7. Spielman reiterated that "our coaches made that determination."
Adrian Peterson 'is not going anywhere,' GM says
Minneapolis Star Tribune | Jan 25