According to a report posted by our friends at the Daily Norseman, the Cardinals and Vikings are discussing a possible Adrian Peterson trade. Huffington Post columnist Jordan Schultz tweeted the details of the offer on the table:
Hearing chatter that Cardinals and Vikings are talking Adrian Peterson deal. Peterson/7th for a 2nd. AZ is Peterson’s top choice.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 15, 2015
At this point we’ve all heard that Peterson is apparently “still not happy” with options in Minnesota, and we’ve heard that Arizona wants AP. But what’s the cost, and will the Vikings negotiate? On Saturday, Yahoo!’s Charles Robinson posted the following:
If Adrian Peterson hits the block, it sounds like #Vikings could at least get a second round pick out of him. They may want more, though.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 14, 2015
The Cardinals own the 23rd pick in the second round, so that’s what you’re looking at if this rumor holds water. A No. 55 overall pick for Peterson + a seventh-round pick.
Remember, the Vikings still hold the upper hand. AP is under contract, and the Cardinals are just about the only team left at this point that are making a run for the running back. The Cowboys, who were so hotly rumored as a destination for Peterson, recently signed Darren McFadden and put an end to that buzz.
The Vikings currently have the No. 11 and No. 15 pick in the seventh round, so this deal would still leave them with a final round pick.
It’s ultimately impossible to predict what will happen, as the entire AP-saga continues to drag out. Continue following VT for all the latest updates!