Posted October 18, 2013

Vikings DE Jared Allen: State of Minnesota might revolt if Adrian Peterson is traded

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Adrian Peterson says allegations of HGH use "makes me feel good." (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is fourth in the NFL in rushing this season.  (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

On Thursday, Tom Powers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press wrote a column saying that the Minnesota Vikings should trade away running back Adrian Peterson so they can get future draft picks because the team is not going to win anytime soon.

Vikings defensive end Jared Allen doesn’t think that’s a very good idea and said the entire state of Minnesota would be upset if they traded the five-time Pro Bowler.

Peterson has rushed for 483 yards and five touchdowns this season.

“I don’t think that would be a very smart move, to say the least,” Allen said, according to NFL.com. “I’m glad I’m not the GM having to make decisions, but I think if Adrian wasn’t a Viking, I think maybe this state might revolt. Adrian’s a phenomenal player, and you understand people write stuff like that. If I was a betting man, I’d put my money that Adrian isn’t going anywhere.”

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80 comments
LeslieHoerwinkle
LeslieHoerwinkle

If they do trade him, Minnesota should get a least a 4th round draft choice for him.

Doar
Doar

I agree, as a life long vikings fan, I can safely say if the vikings EVER trade adrian peterson I will stop being a vikings fan forever.

EugeneSaxe
EugeneSaxe

Some would say the state of MINN is already revolting...

decredico
decredico

its not 1972 and running backs dont win super bowls anymore  ... trade him and get something of value while its still possible

AlanTindell
AlanTindell

The Vikings have a history of stupid trades---the Herschel Walker trade was probably the dumbest.  They gave the Cowboys a bevy of draft picks which Dallas used effectively and which led to a Super Bowl win a couple of years later.  The Vikings thought Walker would gain them the Super Bowl.  We know how that worked out.  Peterson's a great player but it's also a reality that RBs have limited shelf life in the NFL.  If the Viking management could be trusted to turn the two or three picks they'd get for Peterson in to an equal number of starters who would improve the team, then the trade would make long-term sense for the Vikings.  But if they're going to make poor decisions as they did by drafting Christian Ponder, then there's little reason to trade him.  As a Packer fan, I wouldn't mind seeing Peterson traded away but then again, the Packers have beat the Vikings most of the time for the last many years even though they have him in the line up. 

jrz
jrz

If this were NFL Madden, yeah, I'd be trading away all the veterans of value and stockpiling draft picks.  But owners also need to be concerned about putting keisters in bleachers through the rest of the season.  It won't happen, it makes no economic sense to trade away the few people that fans are willing to pay to watch.

SkeeterSkier
SkeeterSkier

Doe everyone realize that in the time it just took to read the article, Adrian Peterson just impregnated another woman.

mrbaseball_cpr
mrbaseball_cpr

Just a side thought, but they may want to rule out the possibility that Freeman is a MRSA carrier. Dangerous stuff, that MRSA. Thank God these guys are (for the most part) healthy and athletic, but MRSA can put a guy down fairly quick if ignored or misdiagnosed if it becomes an active infection. 

ianlinross
ianlinross

The idea of trading Peterson is really that bad. And I'm a Packers fan. 

Marty2
Marty2

Peterson is NOT in the same league yet with Barry Sanders.  Trade him, get a couple draft-picks, and maybe you can compete for a Super Bowl.

gmag39
gmag39

Never. Gonna. Happen.

39thstreetg
39thstreetg

Revolt Minnesota, Revolt!  JARED ALLEN is definitely who I want to take advice from. Sure is a RAD number you wear, #69.  Did you and the circle jerkers at Idaho State giggle about what that means in sex talk?  I really feel like a tool for bagging on a person as I just did but I can't stand him.  One last note, GET A HAIRCUT HILLBILLY.  Alright bring the grief

mystafugee
mystafugee

Zigi Wolf already got his stadium, why bother even fielding a competitive team?  

beekay31
beekay31

Greg Jennings cries himself to sleep every night over there in MinneHAHA.

MikeSchultz
MikeSchultz

He's stuck in a Situation like BARRY SANDERS was but at least Barry made the P.O.'s an Won a Few Post-Season Games while the VIKINGS have No QB, a aging D/O-LINE with Zero Big Play WR's.

MikeSchultz
MikeSchultz

He's not going to hit 2,000 again but he is a Consistent 1,500 Yard an 10 TD Beast who can Handle the load of being a Top RB & take on 20+ Carries a Season. If he were on a Team with a Offense an a O-LINE he'd have  easier time & get even better Stats. 

simzap
simzap

AP allowed a second rate Christian Ponder to be a playoff QB and a washed up Brett Favre to be one play away from a Super Bowl. He brings the safeties up close to the line so there's room for ordinary receivers to make plays. Just the opposite of Green Bay where both safeties always play back now to take away Rodger's deep passing game. Trading the best running back of this generation while he still has something in the tank would be crazy.

MaryStricker
MaryStricker

I wish he would use condoms. Maybe he is running out of ho's in MN.

Mark112
Mark112

No one that matters has said a thing about trading Peterson so the whole premise is devoid of reason. I do wish Adrian would quit coughing up the pigskin in big games though. I'm afraid the loss to the Saints in the playoffs five years ago is as close to a SB that Adrian will ever get.

Michael223
Michael223

Trade A.P. get what you can before he tears up his knee again

DennyCrane
DennyCrane

AP probably hopes the rumors are true. Must suck to be a star player like AP stuck on a crummy team like the Vikes who probably won't be able to improve in this decade. Tailing away, running down the field, taking hits, all for a team that won't sniff the playoffs for a good long time.

mrbaseball_cpr
mrbaseball_cpr

That is, since they had at least 2 cases of MRSA infection in TB, already. 

Ruff
Ruff

@Marty2 There are only 2 backs in the history of the game in the same league as Barry Sanders, (Jim Brown and Walter Peyton). A couple of draft pics are not going to make the Vikings Super Bowl contenders. Get Adrian a quarterback that can keep the defense from stacking the box.

EricWelsh
EricWelsh

@gmag39 You might have said the same thing in Cleveland a month ago.

Paul109
Paul109

@39thstreetg ... I believe Jared Allen is free to do as he wishes and doesn't need a pencil necked stick boy demanding idiotic demands . Free country "homie". Keep your prejudice remarks to yourself.

Mel
Mel

@MikeSchultz  Sanders never won "a few" post season games. They made the playoffs a few times with him and lost...every playoff game he played in...

beekay31
beekay31

@simzap If you think Peterson took Favre to the SB, you're nuts.  I seem to remember MN relying less and less on Adrian as that season wore on and turned from a rushing team into a passing team.  Peterson even fumbled away the win in the NFCCG vs. the Saints long before Favre ever threw that INT.

KeysSteven
KeysSteven

@simzap "AP allowed...a washed up Brett Favre?"  Without Favre having his best season (sans the ring), Vikes would've been lucky to make PS in '09-10 with Tavaris under center, let alone make & out-play Bounty Bunch in NFCT.

Adrian's a special player (tossing aside defenders like rag dolls (CLE) in that '09 season was an unforgettable), but ESPN / CNN / Fox / MSNBC won't be interrupting their broadcasts to show 2012 MVP landing on tarmac of his theoretical future destination.  It's a QB League.

lkjackson75
lkjackson75

@Mark112 A completely tainted loss with bounty gate in full swing, the Vikes were still one play away from the big game.  I'll never respect New Orleans Saints again after that fiasco.

lkjackson75
lkjackson75

@DennyCrane AP loves Minny.  He has his family firmly entrenched there.  he will likely retire a Viking.  This is B.S. talk by people who have nothing better to do.

marino.eccher
marino.eccher

If there's anything we know about the NFL, it's that teams never climb into or out of contention quickly.

Rob14
Rob14

@Mel @MikeSchultz Not true.  They beat the Cowboys 38-6 in the '91 Playoffs to advance to the NFC Championship vs. Washington (Detroit was the no. 2 seed, the Redskins were no. 1).  The Redskins promptly disposed of us with a score of 41-10, and went on to win Superbowl XXVI vs. Buffalo 37-24.

donniejohnson4
donniejohnson4

@beekay31 @simzap He rushed for 122 yards and 3 TDs in that game!  While Favre threw two picks and posted a 70.0 passer rating. You've got to be kidding.

mtoews
mtoews

@KeysSteven OH Noes! did they beat you up cry cry cry some more if it makes you feel better.  Instead lay the blame at the feet of your STAR Running back and count the fumbles.. yes can you count that high?  It was a lot.

mtoews
mtoews

@lkjackson75 @Mark112 thats oke ikjacson75 they dont need your respect , in fact they dont even know who you are.

and look at how many fumbles your team had that game and look at stats about how often teams win with that many turnovers and maybe stop with the crying its getting old

tknott
tknott

@marino.eccher Not true. Look what the Colts did last year, after the debacle the year before. Look at what the Chiefs are doing this year after winning 2 games all of last year. To the contrary, teams fall into or out of contention quickly almost every year.

EricWelsh
EricWelsh

@TristinMountNI @Ruff @Marty2 I feel like what you meant to say was that none are in the same league as Jim Brown, since he's widely regarded as the greatest running back to ever embrace the game.

AlanTindell
AlanTindell

@Rob14 @Mel @MikeSchultz I recall the Packer-Lion playoff game---the Packers actually held Sanders to negative rushing yards, the first time that had ever happened to him from his Pop Warner days to the NFL. 

Rob14
Rob14

@Mel @MikeSchultz and that, by the way, is the lone Playoff win for the Lions since the merger.  The last time they won a postseason game, before '91, was in 1957 where they beat the Cleveland Browns for the NFL Championship, not the Super Bowl.  They have never won a Super Bowl... sadly.

mtoews
mtoews

@donniejohnson4 @beekay31 @simzap  COUNT the fumbles.. No fumbles your Vikings made the superbowl becuse your Favre didnt have to try to win the game it would have been one.. that lose is AP and APs fault alone.