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Trade Adrian Peterson

Look, I understand that what I'm about to say is heresy of the worst kind in Viking's country, after all who are the Minnesota Viking's if #28 isn't wearing Purple and Gold on any given Sunday? On the other hand, there are a lot of good reasons to trade him.

First and foremost the man deserves a chance at winning a SuperBowl ring. He is one of the classiest players in the entire NFL and one of the best running backs ever in the NFL. But with the direction that the Minnesota Viking's are going at the moment his opportunity to win a ring is rapidly decreasing. How many prime years does All Day have left in him? Sure, he may be a super human freak of nature athlete, so maybe that gives him an extra year or two on most top NFL running backs, but eventually this game is going to take it's toll and slow him down. If I where in charge I'd look to try and trade him to a team that is not only in need of an elite running back, but one that's also a legitimate Super Bowl threat, the New England Patriots.

The Patriots are already an amazing team; how are defenses going to be able to respond to both Brady and AP? If they bring 8 into the box, Brady will rip them apart. If they leave the choose to cover their receivers then AP will show them (repeatedly) why that's also a mistake.

In return the Viking's would get a butt load of draft picks that they desperately need with so many gaping holes in the team. We need a MLB, WSB, a NT, CB, more depth at Safety, and OG, not to mention a QB. I'd also like to draft some talent at DE.

With all that's said about the importance of having a franchise QB in the NFL, I would worry about plugging these other holes first and developing some depth on the team. What is the use of getting a stud QB if the defense can't get off the field (and letting the other team break off a run for 80+ yards and a TD on their first play doesn't count). As far as I'm concerned the question of whether or not we go after Bridgewater (Suck for Luck has a nicer ring to it than Dumpster Fire for Bridgewater) depends on just how awfully the rest of the year goes for us and whether or not Freeman seems like he could be an interim (or better) solution. If the rest of the year continues this way and we're in the 3-4 W category and we're in a position to grab Bridgewater while also addressing all of our other critical needs, then I say go for it. If not, then get Boyd or another bone a fide first rounder and fix the rest of the team first.

And it seems I'm not alone in advocating for this either. At least Tom Powers would seem to agree

http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_24333071/tom-powers-time-vikings-look-future-trading-adrian

Thanks!

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