The Pioneer Press is reporting that it is very likely that Adrian Peterson’s next contract could be north of 30 million guaranteed. That would be an absolute monster contract for a position that has an extremely short shelf life. When asked about his contract status Peterson replied with “I’m not really hurting for anything,” Peterson said. “I’m comfortable in the position I’m in.”
Peterson isn’t complaining because he’s due well over 10 million dollars this season. However, there is a benefit to signing an extension as one injury could derail him from being paid more then many QBs in this league. Signing a long term deal seems to be best for both sides and neither side is worried about making it difficult.
“Both sides can work on a deal that pays top of the market, and it will be a goal (of Peterson’s camp) to not have a back-loaded contract where that can be easily restructured later,” Brandt said. “The Vikings will want to be able to assess the long term.”
When Peterson was asked about a hold out or what his thoughts in general were he replied with
“The only thing I can control is coming out and making sure I’m prepared, making sure that I’m doing everything I can to help this team win,” Peterson said. “That’s been my focus for four years and this fifth year is going to be the same.”