Adrian Peterson, Vikings Restructure Contract
Adrian Peterson's future in the NFL has seen more ups and downs over the last year than many have in a lifetime, but it seems as though the Minnesota Vikings and Peterson are both looking ahead.
The Vikings announced Tuesday that they have reached a "mutual agreement" to restructure the last three years of Adrian Peterson's contract.
Ian Rapoport broke the news, stating that Peterson's new deal will come with more guaranteed money, while bringing down his base salaries.
"This agreement is a win for both Adrian and the Vikings and is a positive step toward Adrian finishing his career as a Minnesota Viking," general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement released by the team. "As we have consistently said, Adrian is a valuable part of the Vikings organization and we look forward to his return to the field."
Peterson also released a statement, saying:
"I appreciate the Vikings for working together on this restructured contract, which provides additional security for me but also allows opportunities for me to further prove my value to the team and within the NFL," Peterson said. "It was important for me to continue my career in Minnesota, and I cannot wait to get on the field in front of Vikings fans again."
JanJan's Weekly Preview will be back this season & per my crystal ball, Peterson paired with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater could be the spark that the Vikings need to really make some waves this season. Minnesota's future is bright.