Vikings Rumors: The Case For Letting Adrian Peterson Go

The Minnesota Vikings remain at an impasse with running back Adrian Peterson, with the team's desire to keep their (former) franchise cornerstone running counter to Peterson's reported wishes to ply his trade elsewhere.

Denver Post writer Troy Renck doesn't see the partnership between AP and the Vikings ever sorting itself out, and has some simple advice for Minnesota management -- let Adrian Peterson go:

Let him go. He desires an exit. Minnesota should grant his wish. It won't be easy in a league where every good team has a solid running back but no club wants to pay a premium for one. Where he will play is a mystery, because the Vikings don't want to give him away. The Cowboys, Cardinals and Jaguars all make sense.

It is the irony of the situation. Peterson played the victim, making it difficult to trade him. Other teams are wise. They will wait until the Vikings blink, knowing that Peterson could threaten to hold out. I wonder if the Vikings are upset that Peterson didn't show them respect when they didn't cut him or bury him in the press. It's a two-way street.

Peterson deserves a fresh start. But he needs a fresh outlook: Humility would serve him well.

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