Vikings GM Spielman won't say if team will re-work Adrian Peterson's contract


Now that we know Adrian Peterson isn't being traded, the question turns to whether or not the 30-year-old running back will get a new contract.

Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, last week acknowledged that a trade won't happen – but instead Dogra, who had been pushing for a trade, said the Vikings should extend "a commitment to make him retire as a Viking."

Peterson is under contract with the Vikings through 2017. He is due to make over $45 million during the three remaining seasons on his deal with the Vikings, but none of the money is guaranteed.

That means that if the Vikings wanted to, they could release Peterson without a cap hit. One option the Vikings would have would be to guarantee some of the money in AP's remaining contract.

So will the Vikings offer Peterson more in the way of guaranteed money to make amends with the running back? Vikings general manager Rick Spielman wouldn't say when he was asked about it on Pro Football Talk Live.

"He is a player under contract. We never discuss with any of our players any financial consequences or anything financial with players' contracts. We never discuss them publicly. That is kept internally, hopefully between the agent, the player, and ourselves, regardless of what the player is. All I can tell you at this point he is under contract with the Vikings. We intend to honor his contract in the '15 season as we look forward to having him rejoin our team."

This embed is invalid

Next Up

Stock market chart

Ex-council member pleads guilty to stock manipulation scheme

Mark Allen Miller pleaded guilty alongside one other man to conspiracy to commit security fraud in U.S. District Court.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild: 5 things you can count on in the 2021-22 season

Can the Wild live up to their lofty expectations?

masks, schools

After petition, Minneapolis Schools reduces student COVID quarantine period

Close contacts previously had to quarantine for 14 days, but that's now reducing to 10.

Walz-May 6 - address

Walz to announce 'new action' on hospital capacity, expanding rapid testing

It comes as Minnesota's health system is facing it's biggest COVID challenge yet.

2021.10.14 - Simmons Item 2

Hidden room with explosive, guns found on indicted TikToker's property

The MN man has been indicted on numerous charges, including impersonating an officer.

718 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota - July 2019

Charges: Driver ran red light, crashed into woman on mobility scooter

The woman, who had the right of way, was thrown from the scooter and died.


Weekly COVID case rate rises in 73 counties

The highest case rates remain in greater Minnesota.

midwest rail

Twin Cities plays key role in new Midwest rail plan

The 40-year plan would mean 24 trips daily between the Twin Cities and Chicago.

bemidji minnesota

Would you move to Bemidji for $2,500? More than 20 have so far.

The city is running a program that will pay people $2,500 to relocate there.