Considered a pariah among Minnesota fans and many NFL circles, Adrian Peterson is still being pursued by the Vikings.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman were seen meeting with and hugging RB Adrian Peterson in a visit to convince the controversial RB to return to the team.
With the Vikings trying desperately to keep the team’s best RB of all-time on the team, the team brass sent its two highest ranking members to Peterson’s home in Houston to try and convince him to stay.
Huggin’ it out: Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman in Houston trying to heal things with AP. pic.twitter.com/f8p58czF5W
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Peterson has been actively and openly seeking to leave the Vikings after the controversy surrounding his treatment of his 4-year-old son led to an arrest for child abuse. Peterson plead no contest and was given probation, but he was suspended for the entire 2014 NFL season before having the NFL’s suspension overturned by a judge.
A six-time Pro Bowler and six-time All-Pro selection, Peterson is considered by most to be the best RB in the NFL. His 2,097 yards in 2012 earned him NFL MVP honors and was the second highest single-season mark in NFL history.