By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)
Minnesota Vikings fans can breathe a long sigh of relief.
That’s because star running back and former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson reported to OTA’s earlier this week.
Peterson’s return to Minnesota puts an end to any possible trade or retirement talks.
The return of “All Day” makes the Vikings a legitimate threat in the NFC Conference.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was thrilled to have “AP” back on the field:
“There’s not a prettier sight than when (Peterson’s) got the ball in his hands,” coach Mike Zimmer said upon Peterson’s return to OTAs.
Peterson admitted that there were days he was unsure if he would return to the Vikings or to the NFL at all.
But ultimately, Adrian listened to the advice of his parents and advisors who recommended that he return to Minnesota:
“I’m gonna be absolutely 100 percent with you. With everything going on in my life during that time, I really didn’t know what I wanted,” Peterson said. “I didn’t know if I wanted to play somewhere else, if I wanted to retire, and if I wanted to go off, you know, get into track, just change it up, differently, do something different. That’s where, you know, receiving advice from my parents and my advisors really played a big role.”
Peterson now rejoins a Vikings offense led by second-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
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