In a Thursday appearance on NBC Sports Network’s Pro Football Talk, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier gave the strongest possible endorsement for his best player to be named league MVP.
In so doing, Frazier provided a less-than-ringing endorsement to the quality of Adrian Peterson’s supporting cast.
“No doubt,” Frazier told Erik Kuselias as to whether Peterson should be named the NFL Most Valuable Player. “When you take a look at our season and the way its gone, we wouldn’t be in the position that we’re in right now without Adrian Peterson. It’s not like he has a lot of pieces around him to help him get what he’s been able to accomplish.”
And it’s not like Frazer was intending to disrespect his other players. Instead, he was merely acknowledging the obvious.
Frazier opted not to spend too much time talking about how much worse the Vikings would obviously be this year, if they didn’t have Peterson. “I’d like to believe we try figure out a way to get some wins here and there but I like to know the fact that we do have Adrian,” Frazier said. “That’s what I want to live in, the reality of the fact that we do have him and we’re 8-6 in large part due to having Adrian Peterson on our team.”
Whatever additional success the Vikings have this year will be a direct result of Peterson’s presence on the team.