The list of likely destinations for Plaxico Burress has typically included St. Louis, Philadelphia and the New York Jets. If Adrian Peterson has anything to say about it, we should add Minnesota to the list.
Peterson said on ESPN Tuesday that he would welcome the opportunity to play with Burress.
“I would love him to be a part of my team,” Peterson said, via Scout.com. “He’s a guy -– before he left the game for two years – he was one of the top receivers in the league.”
Peterson said he believes that if Michael Vick could have an impact after prison, Burress can, too.
“You look at Vick, when he came out, how explosive he was. I’m sure [Burress] is going to be on fire and he’ll be ready to contribute to whatever team picks him up,” Peterson said.
Another similarity between Vick and Burress is that both have Tony Dungy as a mentor. And Dungy’s friendship with Vikings coach Leslie Frazier could help Burress’s chances of getting a look in Minnesota.
On the other hand, the Vick-Burress comparison may not be as apt as Peterson thinks, considering that Vick was 29 when he joined the Eagles and Burress will be 34 at the start of the 2011 season. Burress may never get back to his pre-prison form.
But Peterson would like to find out.