The Minnesota Vikings announced that they will not exercise the 2017 option on Adrian Peterson. He will become a free agent.
Peterson was owed a $6 million roster bonus on March 11 and had an $18 million cap hit for the 2017 season.
“Adrian is an important part of the Minnesota Vikings organization,” Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. “We will continue to have conversations with his representatives and leave our future options open while determining what is best for both parties moving forward.”
The #Vikings will not exercise the 2017 option on Adrian Peterson's contract.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) February 28, 2017
As for where Adrian is going to end up, he’s already hinting at where he could land. Aside from the Giants, other potential playing spots for the future Hall Of Famer include the Raiders, the Colts, the Texans, and the Buccaneers.
The Giants been making some interesting moves.
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) February 16, 2017
Peterson played in three games for Minnesota last season after sustaining a season-ending knee injury against the Indianapolis Colts. Peterson produced a career-low 72 yards on 37 carries, a 1.9 yard-per-carry average. Due to injuries and an NFL suspension, Peterson has only played in 20 games in the last three seasons. His last successful season was in 2015 during which he rushed for 1,485 yards.