Peterson wants Plaxico in Minnesota


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 “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.

21 responses to “Peterson wants Plaxico in Minnesota

  1. Now it’s just finding someone to hand off / throw the ball that’s needed, no issues.

  2. Sounds like a pretty pedestrian/generic response. I think you guys are blowing this up a little.

  3. so is Peterson endorsing prison as a football training program, based on Vick’s successful return?

  4. “You look at Vick, when he came out, how explosive he was.”


    haha, yeah. 86 passing yards in his first season out.

  5. Sign Plax to a 1-2 year deal, and ditch Bernard Berrian.. Sid is the #1 priority though.

  6. Okay, for one thing… everybody bringing up the whole slavery/NFL thing… stfu. AD has already apologized for saying that (as soon as he saw that retard out of Penn had agreed with him).

    Another thing, we have a quarterback, his name is Christian Ponder. Do you not watch NFL Network or ESPN?

    As for Rice, we can’t put all our hopes on him, he wants to test FA so we will let him. I agree with letting go of Bernard Barelyruns though…

    A Die Hard Vikings Fan

  7. Is Peterson going to pick up Burress in a white Escalade? Or will Longy, Jared and Hutch fly out to convince Burress to come to Minny?

    Just asking….SKOL on Vikings……….with or without a stadium.

  8. @johnsticle

    To be fair, most–if not all–teams at one point have anointed a rookie QB before his first season as “the quarterback” only to watch him go belly up. Not meant to be an anti-Vikings point, just pointing out history isn’t necessarily on Ponder’s side.

  9. Actually, I think he would be a great fit for their team… His recent time away from the league will give Favre the perfect excuse for throwing interceptions!

  10. @comeonnowguys

    With our current roster, Ponder is the quarterback. I’m not saying he’s going to take us to the play offs this year, in fact I have a strong feeling we’re going to have another 6-12 season (if not worse). But he is our quarterback… and I am giving him the chance he deserves. I think he’ll develop in to a great quarterback.

  11. “I would love him to be a part of my team,” Peterson said, via “He’s a guy -– before he left the game for two years – he was one of the top receivers in the league.”


    No, he wasn’t – he had one great playoff run. His best season was in 2007 and he ranked 29th in Receptions, 21 in Yards, 19th in YPC and 4th in TDs – not exactly elite numbers. The people that are singing Plax’s praises, currently, have a short memory. Other than tha,t he’s been a “what if” kind of player. That said, even at 34, he would be an upgrade on Berrian.

  12. yzguy431 you are so right. It is amazing how many nfl players are so stupid, arrogant,etc. and run into problems with the law. That said you also have many matt birks in the league but the PFT turd list always amazes me. Felony battery, brandishing a gun and that’s just the vikings. some players just know violence and mayhem. Why do I want to bring my son to training camp when most players take off out the back of the shower facility and go to their new a/c dorm? waste of time and money.

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