Mike Zimmer had a nice and tidy post-season presser that didn’t make too many waves.
He is proud of what they’ve accomplished. He wants to see improvement. He is humble in front of the cameras. He has a plan to get Cordarrelle Patterson up to snuff. He respects Chad Greenway. He’s taking a little time off before getting started on his 2015 preparations.
One of the unavoidable topics brought up, however, is one that will largely shape this offseason for the Minnesota Vikings and greatly impact Zimmer’s plans for 2015.
When asked about the possibility of an Adrian Peterson return next season, Zimmer stated exactly what we would expect him to state.
“Adrian was always great with me. I think he’s a good person,” Zimmer said. “I think obviously he’s a great running back, and if it works out that way and things work out and he gets his life in order — that’s the most important thing, he gets his life in order, he gets the opportunity to come back — then I will be in his corner whatever the decision is made.”
Zimmer then said some words that caught the eye of those expecting an offseason trade.
“I think he would add value to any team, to be honest with you. I think the kid’s a heck of a football player.”