For several weeks, Adrian Peterson‘s agent Ben Dogra has been angling to get his client out of Minnesota. Now, Dogra is changing his tune and says that Peterson is happy to stay, but only if his contract is re-worked.
“One of the things that I appreciate with the Vikings is their resolve to say ‘we’re not trading him,’” Dogra told Tom Pelissero of USA Today. “That tells me they value him not only as a football player, but what he’s done for the organization. I actually, as an agent, not only appreciate it — I accept it. But actions speak louder than words. If that’s going to happen, and you want to keep him, then show him a commitment to make him retire as a Viking. And I haven’t had that solution.”
Peterson is scheduled to earn $46MM over the next three years, making him the highest-paid running back in the league. However, none of that cash is guaranteed and Dogra is likely looking for the majority of it to be locked in. Despite the months of rumors and speculation, it sounds like Peterson has resigned himself to the fact that he’ll be in Minnesota for 2015. The question now is whether the Vikings will cave and acquiesce to his contract demands.