As Austin Belisle recently posted, Vikings GM Rick Spielman “expects” Adrian Peterson to be back with the Vikings for the 2015 season.
The front office has made additional positive statements regarding Peterson in the months since his suspension, but these comments were the strongest made thus far in regards to the running back staying in Minnesota.
And last week, Vikings owner and president Mark Wilf said the following:
“Adrian has done a lot of good in this community. He’s done a lot for us on the football field as well, and of course, he’s a Minnesota Viking and we’d love to have him back […] a lot depends on the NFL and the steps he’s making on his own personal journey, but that’s where we’re at with it.’’
It’s probably safe to say that [most] Vikings fans are excited about this pretty blatant stance on Peterson’s side… but there are several other factors to consider.
Namely, if Peterson keeps the purple jersey, how much will it cost the Vikings?