Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was very clear when he said that one day he’d like to play for the Cowboys, and price per head sportsbooks know that he wants to see this happen as soon as possible.
Peterson told Minnesota that he wants to join Dallas, but Vikings GM Rick Spielman doesn’t even want to consider that possibility, saying “especially not to the Cowboys,” according to sources.
It won’t be until 2018 when the RB turns into a free agent, under the contract that he currently has with Minnesota. The player is in the midst of a seven-year deal that was signed in 2011, but on Thursday he said that he’s not comfortable about returning to the Vikings.
“For the fans, I would definitely love to come back (to Minnesota), but then again, it’s a business, when it comes down to business, you can’t get caught up in the loyalty to fans or to a team or anything like that,” said Peterson.
“You know how it is in the NFL. I learned a lot through this process. I’m still uneasy, to be honest with you. I’m still uneasy about a lot of things that took place within the organization. Of course those guys ultimately supported me, and I’m grateful for that. But ultimately, with me being able to be on the inside and see how cards were dealt, how things were worded, this, that and the other, it’s about protecting your brand, your organization, what you have built. In the (grand) scheme of things, not one person counts over that. I get that.”
The RB said that he felt as if the Vikings left him hanging in the legal process, saying that he was taken by surprise when the team decided to work alongside the league to have him on commissioner Roger Goodell’s list of discharged players last September.
“It shows you can have all the loyalty toward someone and toward an organization, a fanbase, but when things really shift and it’s you or the empire, they’re gonna put you out on a leash,” said the player.
As Peterson is under a contract for the season of 2015, the Vikings do have the final say on whether the RB will be moved or not. However, the player has some influence, as he has the option of staying out in the beginning of training camp, as well as the start of next season, which would force the team to make a possible move for the player. Price per head sportsbooks learned that although other NFL teams could have an interest in acquiring his services, Dallas are believed to be the team where Peterson could land, particularly if DeMarco Murray doesn’t sign again with the Cowboys.
On the 15th of April, Peterson is set to reenter the league, except for the case that a judge decides to rule on him being reinstated immediately after the RB and NFLPA representatives showed up in a federal court hearing that took place in Minneapolis on the 6th of February.