Adrian Peterson Will Stay With The Vikings, But Will The Vikings Stay In Minnesota?

GREEN BAY WI - OCTOBER 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings is stopped by Desmond Bishop #55 of the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 24 2010 in Green Bay Wisconsin. (Photo by Jim Prisching/Getty Images)

I've been wondering all summer (take a look at this Fan Post if you're wondering too) whether the Vikings were going to leave Minneapolis for Los Angeles, but I never consider even the possibility that RB Adrian Peterson would ever leave their franchise behind. They won't let him go until his time is past, and from what I saw from him this preseason, he's as strong and fast as ever.

So the news that he signed a contract extension isn't much of a surprise. It's another $100 million contract in name, but over the next 3 years, he'll be paid $40 million, which is $9 million more than the Titans just agreed to pay RB Chris Johnson over the same time period. He didn't give them a hometown discount, but he's certainly one of the few players who deserve to be paid a premium. Which running back is going to be better than him over the next three seasons?

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