Adrian Peterson: New contract 'would be nice'

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson spent Monday on Lake Waconia, taking part in a Blizzard Blitz as part of a program to support a hearing foundation in Minnesota.

And as long as Peterson is around the Land of 10,000 Lakes, he’s going to be asked about his contract situation.

He’s rushed for 5,782 yards through his first four seasons and 52 touchdowns, and is a cornerstone of the offense that is now in need of a quarterback. Peterson is heading toward the final year of his contract, and in a huge offseason for the franchise, extending him longterm has to be a top priority.

“I’m sure we’ll talk a little bit about that but I’ve really just been enjoying (life),” Peterson said, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I’ve been off for almost two weeks now. I’ve just been kicking back and relaxing for now. That time will come.”

No doubt, the black labor cloud hanging over the game will complicate matters. But the club needs to come to an agreement with Peterson’s agent Ben Dogra or they risk losing one of the top rushers in the league.

“(A new contract) would be nice but I’m not really pressing for anything. I’m in a pretty good situation so we’ll let the chips fall where they may,” Peterson said.

What’s that pretty good situation? Obviously, he’s referring to free agency. The Vikings don’t want him to go there.

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