Monday, October 5, 2015

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Well, we’re almost there, folks. Free agency is right around the corner which means the boring part of the offseason is almost over (well, until the next boring part, but you know what I mean…)

Before getting onto the normal Links of the Week, I want to take a second and direct you to our most popular VT posts for the month of February in case you missed something:

AUSTIN: Our newcomer came equipped with his own mock draft.

BRETT: We’re very fortunate to have great friends like Luke Inman to give us insight into the Draft here at VT.

ADAM: You all decided that guard Mike Iupati should be our top free agent target.

BRENT: A top-notch preview of the interior line with a free agency primer.

CARL: A close look at wide out prospect DeVante Parker.

ARIF: He wrapped a three-part guest post on the likelihood that Adrian Peterson declines in the near future.

ANDY: The Purple FTW! episode featuring our own Lindsey Young was a big hit.

LINDSEY: She did a great profile of a friendly little Vikings bar in Colorado.

Okay, onto the real Links of the Week:

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Per 1500 ESPN’s Darren Wolfson and a USA Today report from Tom Pelissero, Adrian Peterson and his wife Ashley are scheduled to meet with Minnesota Vikings management on Wednesday in Houston, Texas:

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According to Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson, Adrian Peterson has indicated to the Minnesota Vikings that he’d be willing to restructure his contract for five potential trade destinations: the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers.

While Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continues to have an open dialogue with the franchise about his future, he has pondered potential trade destinations and would consider a contract restructure if a deal becomes necessary, sources have told Yahoo Sports.

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Another source inside Peterson’s circle told Yahoo Sports the running back has entertained returning to the Vikings, but has also considered potential trade destinations. Under the latter scenario, Peterson would also consider restructuring his contract to make a trade work.

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While the Dallas Cowboys have been reported to be a Peterson favorite destination, the running back prefers five teams: the Arizona Cardinals, the Indianapolis Colts, the Cowboys, the San Diego Chargers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That said, even if Peterson requested a trade, the Vikings could refuse and simply pay him the $12.75 million in base salary he’s due in the 2015 season.

2015 Scouting Report Kevin White

[Editor’s note: This is the first installment of a series we will be running at Vikings Territory providing scouting reports for players the Vikings could potentially target in the 2015 Draft. All scouting reports are provided in partnership with Luke Inman and Continue reading below to learn more about who many experts are calling the best wide receiver in this year’s class.]

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Teddy Bridgewater is decidedly the most important player on the Vikings roster. How he performs in 2015 and beyond will have the greatest impact on how the Vikings perform as a whole.

After a promising rookie campaign, we now have 13 games and 402 throws worth of data on Bridgewater.

What we really want to know is what to expect from the young quarterback in the years to come. Understanding his level of quality, where he thrives, and where he doesn’t will give Minnesota valuable information with which to build the offense around him. And of course, we as fans just want to know how good he is and how good he will be.

To try and pry this information from the data, we can answer three important questions.

  1. How does Bridgewater’s rookie season stack up against other rookie quarterbacks past and present?
  2. What can these statistics actually tells us and which are the most meaningful?
  3. Can the numbers be tweaked to more accurately represent the performance of Bridgewater and how does he stack up after doing so?

To answer the first and second questions, I have a sample of 59 quarterbacks since 1993, all of which threw 150 or more passes in their rookie seasons.

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