Time is running out.
The Minnesota Vikings have until March 9 to make a decision on All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson. Either general manager Rick Spielman will attempt to reconstruct Peterson’s contract or he will allow the 32-year-old to hit the open market.
“Adrian Peterson has a significant contract coming up. We have to make a decision,” Spielman said. “I’m not going to announce anything, but that will get addressed here before free agency starts. The one thing I will say is, if we don’t exercise that option, we will always keep the door open on all of our players. But in my mind, regardless if Adrian is here or not here next year — because of whatever happens — he will always be a Minnesota Viking. If he’s fortunate enough to go in the Hall of Fame, and fortunate enough to go in the Ring of Honor, in my mind, he’s a Minnesota Viking.”
If Peterson has indeed played his last game in Minnesota, the Texans, Giants, and Bucs are three teams he’s interested in.