Peterson’s deal has escalator and de-escalator

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As mentioned earlier, the Adrian Peterson contract carries a base value of $44 million over the next three years, only $750,000 less than he was previously due to make — but with significant guarantees and early triggers for the team in 2016 and 2017.

The contract also gives Peterson a chance to earn more. And to earn less. And to earn back some of what he may lose.

Per a source with knowledge of the contract, the deal includes both an escalator and a de-escalator for 2016. Here’s how it works.

Peterson will get another $1 million in 2016 salary if he rushes for at least 1,750 yards and the team wins a divisional-round playoff game. That amount moves to $2 million in 2016 salary if he rushes for at least 1,900 yards and the Vikings win the Super Bowl.

In contrast, the 2016 roster bonus drops by $1 million if Peterson fails to rush for 1,550 yards or if the club fails to win a playoff game. (In other words, both must happen to preserve the salary.) The drop in the roster bonus moves to $2 million if Peterson fails to rush for at least 1,350 or if the team fails to make it to the playoffs.

To put those targets in perspective, Peterson has rushed for at least 1,350 yards only three times in his eight-year career. He has rushed for at least 1,550 yards only twice. So it’s no lock that he’ll keep the roster bonus for 2016 at $5 million.

If the roster bonus drops in 2016, Peterson can earn the money back. If the $1 million de-escalator is triggered, he’ll get it back as an incentive payment if he rushes for at least 1,550 yards and the Club wins a playoff game in 2016. If the roster bonus deescalates by $2 million, Peterson can earn back $1 million as an incentive payment if he rushes for at least 1,350 yards and the Vikings qualify for the playoffs in 2016. He can earn back $2 million as an incentive payment if he rushes for at least 1,550 yards and the club wins a playoff game.

Of course, this all hinges on the Vikings deciding to keep Peterson around in 2016, by not cutting him before the roster bonus comes due on the third day of the league year, which is the same day when $7 million in 2016 base salary becomes fully guaranteed.

As a practical matter, it’s a $4 million swing that on one hand makes it cheaper to keep Peterson if he and the team have a down year — and that pays him even more if he performs at a high level and the team thrives in the postseason.

89 responses to “Peterson’s deal has escalator and de-escalator

  1. You guys are going to milk the heck out of the peterson deal with more articles arent you? The Russell Wilson contract articles just fizzled out so you need something new huh.

    Nice.

  2. What happens if the Vikings decide to cut Peterson before the third day of the NFL season in 2016? What is the cap hit for 2016? And what is the cap hit for 2017?

  3. Oh the poor delusional Vikings and their fans. Only in Minnesota does a guy commit a barbaric act and have total control and gets his demands met. All I can say is WOW!

  4. contra74 says:
    Jul 21, 2015 5:24 PM

    You guys are going to milk the heck out of the peterson deal with more articles arent you?
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    This is comedic gold why wouldn’t they?

  5. bootupsaints1977 says:
    Jul 21, 2015 5:45 PM

    At his age still a beaded whether you like the vilkes or not gotta respect this Mann pull and his game that’s why he milling out
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    I know many on this thread don’t agree but with this post we all ask…WHAT??

  6. Never has LOL been so literal. Could have saved a lot of ink and paper on that contract if they just left the escalators and de-escalators. He’s making the latter. His accountant can just assume that he’s never seeing that money. No way they’re winning a playoff game let alone the Super Bowl. If they even make the playoffs I would be shocked.

  7. Hahaha!!! The Vikings are not winning a playoff game. Your organization is terrible in every position except RB and Peterson only has a couple left in the tank. The NFC North will continue to be dominated by the Pack for the foreseeable future.

  8. themeccalambeaufield says:
    Jul 21, 2015 5:29 PM

    Oh the poor delusional Vikings and their fans. Only in Minnesota does a guy commit a barbaric act and have total control and gets his demands met. All I can say is WOW!
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    The only ones that are delusional are the ones not understanding what the Vikings did. They didn’t just “give in” to his demands. The constructed a new contract that actually helps the organization as well as the player. If it’s better for the team, then that is what counts.

    Stop trying to degrade the organization for APs actions. Trust me, I’m not happy with AP and couldn’t give a rat’s fat arse if he ever played again. However, if he is on the Vikings then I will root for him. What am I supposed to do? Hope he screws up?

    The bottom line he’s still on the team whether or not I or anyone else likes it. He has a right to a second chance just as every other player that’s ever broken the law or committed domestic violence had themselves. If the Vikings want to restructure his contract and it helps the TEAM then it’s a smart thing to do. WOW, IMAGINE THAT!

  9. number1hawkfan says:
    Jul 21, 2015 6:04 PM

    Never has LOL been so literal. Could have saved a lot of ink and paper on that contract if they just left the escalators and de-escalators. He’s making the latter. His accountant can just assume that he’s never seeing that money. No way they’re winning a playoff game let alone the Super Bowl. If they even make the playoffs I would be shocked.
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    LOL is right. Funny you should mention that cause just four years ago everyone was saying the same thing about your team presuming you’re a Seahawk fan. You know, the team that went 7-9 in the worst division in football that year???

  10. pillowporkers says:

    GOAT
    ========================================

    I assume you’re talking about greatest running back and not father.

  11. As long as they didn’t over pay him like the Packers did with the choker, Rodgers. If Steve Young or Joe Montana did what Rodgets did, Niners fans would throw up every time.

  12. Big time packer stock holder who doesn’t chime in very often! Why can’t my pack ever get a stud like this, but then again we settle for first round losses!

  13. themeccalambeaufield says:
    Jul 21, 2015 5:48 PM
    contra74 says:
    Jul 21, 2015 5:24 PM

    You guys are going to milk the heck out of the peterson deal with more articles arent you?
    ————————————————–

    This is comedic gold why wouldn’t they?
    ———-
    If they were going after comedic gold they would have more articles about the Packers stock ownership plan.

  14. As long as they didn’t over pay him like the Packers did with the choker, Rodgers. If Steve Young or Joe Montana did what Rodgets did, Niners fans would throw up every time.
    ———————
    They won Super Bowls just like Rodgers. And MVP’s. Why would they throw up? I bet you think Rodgers on 1 leg somehow choked in the NFCCG and not the Defense and ST’s, right?

    Oh wait….Vikings fan. We already know the answer. If Rodgers is a choker then the Bustwater is the dog poo on the bottom of your shoes.

  15. It’s really no surprise that Viking fans are happy to get this kid-beater back in the fold.

    He’s their only hope if they intend to finish out of the NFC North basement again.

    I mean, Teddy Bridgewater certainly isn’t going to take them anywhere.

  16. Oh the poor delusional Vikings and their fans. Only in Minnesota does a guy commit a barbaric act and have total control and gets his demands met. All I can say is WOW!
    ——
    I’ll go ahead and say the business decisions of a billionaire are probably better than the opinion of a Packer troll.

  17. Big time packer stock holder who doesn’t chime in very often! Why can’t my pack ever get a stud like this, but then again we settle for first round losses!
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    First round playoff losses? Are you really this dumb?

  18. These athletes think they can sign front loaded long term deals and then renegotiate after they get through the good years… and they can, if they’re good enough.

  19. Why waste the ink with escalator clauses that will never happen, and de-escalator clauses that are a sure thing? Just use the de-escalator clauses as the contract and be done with it. Besides, it would be more entertaining if the de-escalator clause was for him to get switched (Pay Per View gold) when the team doesn’t meet those levels.

  20. Love all the “they’re never making the playoffs” comments. It’s easy to now discount every word you say. But if you must comment, please tell us who the playoff teams will be this year so we can all call Las Vegas and make a killing.

  21. I was just joking around about Rodgers being a choker. I’m just jealous that the lowly Packers got an even better QB after Favre.

    But I know Bridgewater is going to easily be the 4th best QB in the NFCN this year. Book it!

  22. Love all the “they’re never making the playoffs” comments. It’s easy to now discount every word you say. But if you must comment, please tell us who the playoff teams will be this year so we can all call Las Vegas and make a killing.
    ————
    Just look at the Vegas odds for playoff teams going into the season and look at the results. They are right more than 85% of the time over the last 20 years.

  23. contra74 says:
    Jul 21, 2015 6:30 PM

    themeccalambeaufield says:
    Jul 21, 2015 5:48 PM
    contra74 says:
    Jul 21, 2015 5:24 PM

    You guys are going to milk the heck out of the peterson deal with more articles arent you?
    ————————————————–

    This is comedic gold why wouldn’t they?
    ———-
    If they were going after comedic gold they would have more articles about the Packers stock ownership plan.
    ——————————————
    Really that’s what you come up with after a half hour? That’s about on par with Contanza and “the jerk store called and they are running out of you”

  24. These athletes think they can sign front loaded long term deals and then renegotiate after they get through the good years… and they can, if they’re good enough.
    ———————–

    You mean only if the front office is stupid enough. Only the team that architected the Herschel Walker trade could be dumb enough to let a guy come out with a better deal and more guarantees after criminally beating a child.

    Nobody knows what he will look like at 31, a year out of football and on the downside of his career. The front office let Dogra win. It’s pathetic and just another reason why I’m not a Vikes fan anymore.

  25. number1hawkfan (probably of the last few years) prepared to the SHOCKED.

    PREDICTIONS ANYONE WHY NOT
    # 1 SEA # 2 MINN # 3 DALL # 4 AT
    # 5 GB # 6 AZ

    WC ROUND AZ@DALL=DALL / GB@AT=GB

    DIV ROUND GB@SEA=SEA / DALL@MINN=MINN

    NFC MINN@SEA=MINN

    SB 50TH MINN V IND=MINN

    AFC BALT@IND=IND

    DIV ROUND BALT@NE=BALT / DENV@IND=IND

    WC ROUND PITT@DENV=DENV / CINN@BALT=BALT

    # 1 NE # 2 IND # 3 DENV # 4 BALT
    # 5 CINN # 6 PITT

  26. conormacleod says:
    Jul 21, 2015 6:38 PM

    Oh the poor delusional Vikings and their fans. Only in Minnesota does a guy commit a barbaric act and have total control and gets his demands met. All I can say is WOW!
    ——
    I’ll go ahead and say the business decisions of a billionaire are probably better than the opinion of a Packer troll
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    Your true colors are coming out. First off you are 100% behind a child abuser and now trust the decision of an owner who was found guilty of corruption. I hope you aren’t a role model for a child, God help him.

  27. Cody! Cody!

    You realize that little erin Rogers has a 2-7 playoff record! Take Bridgewater! More upside! No choking!
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    You can’t even get his playoff record correct. He won 4 playoff games alone when he won the Super Bowl. And then how could you forget beating the Vikings? And how did he get to the NFCCG this year without winning a playoff game?

  28. This contract is peanuts compared to what the fleeced packer fans have spent in fake stock sales! Why are my fellow share holders fleeced like sheep?

  29. ejmat2 says:
    Jul 21, 2015 6:11 PM
    number1hawkfan says:
    Jul 21, 2015 6:04 PM

    Never has LOL been so literal. Could have saved a lot of ink and paper on that contract if they just left the escalators and de-escalators. He’s making the latter. His accountant can just assume that he’s never seeing that money. No way they’re winning a playoff game let alone the Super Bowl. If they even make the playoffs I would be shocked.
    ———————————————–
    LOL is right. Funny you should mention that cause just four years ago everyone was saying the same thing about your team presuming you’re a Seahawk fan. You know, the team that went 7-9 in the worst division in football that year???

    ————————————

    There’s a big difference though. I don’t see Kam chancellor or earl thomas or Richard Sherman or kj wright or drafting the next bobby Wagner or Russell Wilson. I don’t see pete Carroll or John Schneider. I don’t see Byron maxwell as a back up or Bruce Irvin or Michael Bennett. The Vikings have Peterson and that’s it. By the way the Seahawks have beast mode. Sorry if I don’t see the similarities.

  30. “You realize that little erin Rogers has a 2-7 playoff record!”

    Rodgers was 4-0 in the 2010 playoffs. As a (ahem) stockholder you should know that.

  31. This contract is peanuts compared to what the fleeced packer fans have spent in fake stock sales! Why are my fellow share holders fleeced like sheep?
    ——————-
    Packers fans got to voluntarily offer up their money for a stadium. Vikings fans got it shoved down their throats and were forced to pay for it through an increased sales tax on everything they buy.

    $250/13 championships= $19.20 per championship

    Pretty good return on investment.

  32. That’s some fine agent he’s got there. He’s liable to owe THEM money by the time all of the de-escalators kick in for not making the playoffs, not posting a winning record, finishing last in the division (again), etc, etc, etc.

  33. zygizag says:
    Jul 21, 2015 6:55 PM
    number1hawkfan (probably of the last few years) prepared to the SHOCKED.

    PREDICTIONS ANYONE WHY NOT
    # 1 SEA # 2 MINN # 3 DALL # 4 AT
    # 5 GB # 6 AZ

    WC ROUND AZ@DALL=DALL / GB@AT=GB

    DIV ROUND GB@SEA=SEA / DALL@MINN=MINN

    NFC MINN@SEA=MINN

    SB 50TH MINN V IND=MINN

    AFC BALT@IND=IND

    DIV ROUND BALT@NE=BALT / DENV@IND=IND

    WC ROUND PITT@DENV=DENV / CINN@BALT=BALT

    # 1 NE # 2 IND # 3 DENV # 4 BALT
    # 5 CINN # 6 PITT

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    Actually a fan since ’76. I was swimming around in my dads balls in a hawks jersey for 2 years. Then popped out in ’78 as a fan. So you put your money on an Indy/min Super Bowl with the Vikings winning?? Your credibility is in question here. Nobody believes you.

  34. And let that be a lesson to any youngsters who are dreaming about going pro. If you can play football better than most, you can beat your kids bloody. No rules if you can ball.

    The entire NFL should have turned their back on Peterson. I hope he ends up getting injured in training camp to the point where he can never play again. That would be awesome.

  35. You realize that little erin Rogers has a 2-7 playoff record! Take Bridgewater! More upside! No choking!
    —————-

    Rodgers real playoff record is 7-5 or .583

    For comparison
    Tom Brady= .700
    Peyton Manning= .458
    Joe Montana= .695
    Steve Young= .637
    Brett Favre= .542

  36. If little erin Rogers was practicing football more and less shooting colt lugers he might taste some success?
    ——————-
    As long as that success doesn’t resemble the Vikings horrendous history and future, I’m sure he’ll have even more MVP’s and Super Bowl Championships in his future.

  37. themeccalambeaufield says:
    Jul 21, 2015 5:29 PM

    Oh the poor delusional Vikings and their fans. Only in Minnesota does a guy commit a barbaric act and have total control and gets his demands met. All I can say is WOW!

    bridgeh2o says:

    Coming from a guy (above) that roots for a team that ran arguably when of the best coaches ever, Lombardi, and one the best QBs ever, OUT OF TOWN,
    you my friend are DELUSIONAL!!!!!!!!

  38. bridgeh2o says:
    Jul 21, 2015 7:25 PM

    themeccalambeaufield says:
    Jul 21, 2015 5:29 PM

    Oh the poor delusional Vikings and their fans. Only in Minnesota does a guy commit a barbaric act and have total control and gets his demands met. All I can say is WOW!

    bridgeh2o says:

    Coming from a guy (above) that roots for a team that ran arguably when of the best coaches ever, Lombardi, and one the best QBs ever, OUT OF TOWN,
    you my friend are DELUSIONAL!!!!!!!!
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    Just when you think a Viking poster cant be more idiotic another contender emerges. Multi MVP Rodgers decision easily justified and the Lombardi comment is just plain stupid.

  39. Coming from a guy (above) that roots for a team that ran arguably when of the best coaches ever, Lombardi, and one the best QBs ever, OUT OF TOWN
    ———————-
    Even as a Vikings fan, I don’t think either of this actually happened. Lombardi stepped down to be GM of the Packers and then a year later wanted to get back in, but couldn’t take the job back from the successor that he appointed.

    And I believe Bert Favre retired.

  40. Jeez….listen to all these know-it-alls on this feed! It’s pretty pathetic! Saying all the Vikes have is Peterson is hilarious in itself! I’m not sure, but I don’t think anyone of you trolls have a right to speak, i mean, the season hasn’t even started yet. Let’s let the pros and their play speak for itself, again….WHEN THE SEASON STARTS! Until then I guess we have to put up with all your pathetic comments! Go ahead and run your mouths… It’s pretty amusing. Can’t wait to see the Packers fail this year. I’m pretty sure besides Aaron Rogers, they have ZERO, and that’s a proven fact! Here’s to a great NFL season🍻 SKOL!!!

  41. Just when you think a Viking poster cant be more idiotic another contender emerges. Multi MVP Rodgers decision easily justified and the Lombardi comment is just plain stupid.
    ——————-

    Yeah, but Favre would have won a SB with the Packers if you didn’t run him out of town……..unlike Rodgers who can’t win the big one!

  42. The entire NFL should have turned their back on Peterson. I hope he ends up getting injured in training camp to the point where he can never play again. That would be awesome.
    ——
    So, the murder of dogs, murdering people, vehicular homicide, and countless other crimes, didn’t turn you away. But one incident of a 4 year old being whooped by his dad…..that’s the crime of the century!!

    Btw: you openly hoping AP gets hurt makes you a worse person than him.

  43. In the article I read nothing but “win.., playoffs.., win.., divisional round, win.., superbowl.
    Sounds like a win/win for Minnesota & All Day.
    In the post comments, I see alot of scared.., worrisome.., declining.., Sallys from east of the Mississippi.

  44. Ted Thompson just collected a check for 226 million.
    How much of that money did you cheese brain stock holders get again?

    How many players do you decide get cut or paid?
    but you all seem to think your owners and gm’s.

  45. Fun Fact: On August 9th, 2015 majority of cheeseheads will be purple & gold fans.
    —————-
    Not sure why. Which would you rather be the fan of? A team coming off a 4-12 season? Or the team coming off a 12-4 season with the league MVP, best player in the NFL at the most important position and recent NFCCG appearance?

  46. I would have loved to see the lawyer’s face when he was reading the contract, specifically the part about the Vikings winning the Superbowl. He was probably laughing so hard he soiled his pants.

    Delusional doesn’t even begin to capture how ludicrous this contract is.

  47. Well, since the Vikings couldn’t beat a single team with a .500 record or better last season. (0-7)
    And the fact they were just 1-5 in the NFC North.

    I hardly doubt the child beater will achieve a significant amount of the escalator clauses in this new contract.

    Just wondering if they put a No Babysitting clause in there.

  48. Former Vikes Fan says:
    Jul 21, 2015 7:04 PM
    This contract is peanuts compared to what the fleeced packer fans have spent in fake stock sales! Why are my fellow share holders fleeced like sheep?
    ——————-
    Packers fans got to voluntarily offer up their money for a stadium. Vikings fans got it shoved down their throats and were forced to pay for it through an increased sales tax on everything they buy.

    $250/13 championships= $19.20 per championship

    Pretty good return on investment.

    —–
    So you’re ok with a ‘return on investment’ being all about feeling good while someone else reaps large financial rewards? Really? Can I interest you in some stock?

  49. contra74 says:
    Jul 21, 2015 10:04 PM

    So you’re ok with a ‘return on investment’ being all about feeling good while someone else reaps large financial rewards? Really? Can I interest you in some stock?

    ————————————————————————

    The beauty of this, and the simple fact you pinheads fail to grasp, the Packers have no greedy self serving owner.
    All of the profits go right back to the Green Bay Packers Co. All of it!
    This goes to making the team, organization and the community better.

    Profits that allow the Packers to create a diverse stock portfolio, make improvements to Lambeau Field, update their facilities and buy up adjoining properties for future ventures.

    Think about it, all of their capitol goes to making the Green Bay Packers more successful.
    When you get right down to it, it’s pretty Damn cool.

  50. This stuff is funny. People saying the Vikings are going to suck. We had a rookie QB and went 7-9, not bad, right? Rodgers was 6-10 his rookie year. Our defense went from 32 to 14 and let me remind you, we didn’t have AP, these are legit arguments. Karma could hit GB hard this year. If Rodgers gets hurt, they’ll be lucky to get 5 wins, I think that’s being generous, just my opinion. We have a young and improving defense and we get the most feared RB back in the lineup, along with the ROY, Bridgewater. Now, I’m a firm believer that KARMA whips people’s butts and all you people wishing AP gets hurt, the K-Police could come full force. Rodgers has been injured at some point the last 2 years. 1 more year and it’s surely a trend for him. I hope he doesn’t get hurt, but the K-Police could come and when it comes to GB, there are a lot of crying. I’m not even going to talk about what Mike Wallace is going to do to help. Which corner in GB is going to run with Wallace?

  51. Packers fans are just jealous of the Vikings. Winning isn’t everything. They know that the Vikings are the model franchise of the NFL and it bugs them

  52. Why take a pay cut if you want to leave the Vikings? Sure, it’s ok to gamble on yourself but to gamble on this team with a “and make the playoffs” is dumb. Time to fire your agent cause their is no positive in this contract. He should’ve force their hand to release or pay up.

  53. What happens if the Vikings decide to cut Peterson before the third day of the NFL season in 2016? What is the cap hit for 2016? And what is the cap hit for 2017?

    There is no cap hit for cutting Peterson before the deadlines mentioned. By finagling the bonus money categories, the only real hit is for the Signing Bonus of $2.4 million, which they paid off in 2015 (in other words, no pro-ration, so no accelerated cap-hit if they cut him).

    This is quite the deal for management if he declines. In a worst-case scenario, AP gets under 1350 and they don’t make the playoffs, their choices are to cut him with no dead money or keep him for 2016 at $11 million for the season.

  54. I’ll piggyback on what RegisHawk said. AD could run for 1349 yards this season, 15 TDs, and the Vikes win the SB (laugh all you want Pack trolls), and AD’s contract for 2016 would be at $11M. Or he could run for 1900 yards and the Vikes win the SB and his contract would be $15M.

    Sounds to me like AD has 4 million reasons to tear up the Pack and the rest of the NFL this season.

  55. Oh the poor delusional Vikings and their fans. Only in Minnesota does a guy commit a barbaric act and have total control and gets his demands met. All I can say is WOW!

    So no Packers have done anything bad??

    Mark Chmura? ( Scumbag)

  56. You had me at …”Vikings win the Super Bowl.”

    hahahahaha

    Saints only win by cheating!!!!

  57. number1hawkfan says:
    Jul 21, 2015 7:01 PM

    ejmat2 says:
    Jul 21, 2015 6:11 PM
    number1hawkfan says:
    Jul 21, 2015 6:04 PM

    Never has LOL been so literal. Could have saved a lot of ink and paper on that contract if they just left the escalators and de-escalators. He’s making the latter. His accountant can just assume that he’s never seeing that money. No way they’re winning a playoff game let alone the Super Bowl. If they even make the playoffs I would be shocked.
    ———————————————–
    LOL is right. Funny you should mention that cause just four years ago everyone was saying the same thing about your team presuming you’re a Seahawk fan. You know, the team that went 7-9 in the worst division in football that year???

    ————————————

    There’s a big difference though. I don’t see Kam chancellor or earl thomas or Richard Sherman or kj wright or drafting the next bobby Wagner or Russell Wilson. I don’t see pete Carroll or John Schneider. I don’t see Byron maxwell as a back up or Bruce Irvin or Michael Bennett. The Vikings have Peterson and that’s it. By the way the Seahawks have beast mode. Sorry if I don’t see the similarities.
    ———————————————
    All great points and thank you very much for proving my point further. No one at that time saw any of the players you are mentioning becoming stars. In fact I remember that year when Richard Sherman called out the NFL Network for not bringing them on the show and the NFL Network basically laughing at him saying anytime you want to come in, let us know. See, he was virtually an unknown then. Not only that but until that run by Beast Mode against the Saints he had been a bust in the pros.

    So the similarities you aren’t seeing still remains to be seen. Players like Harrison Smith is becoming a star. Anthony Barr had a great rookie year. Eric Kendricks shows a lot of promise. Teddy Bridgewater had a promising rookie year. Emerson Griffen had a great first year as a starter. Sherif Floyd had a pretty good season. Xavier Rhodes came into his own.

    See, I can go on and on just as you did. All the players you mentioned were nothings four years ago just as most of the players I just mentioned are nothings now.

    See the similarities now? The fact is no one knows how good or bad this Viking team will be. But my point was that no one thought the Seahawks would amount to anything either four years ago. But guess what. they did!

    I never said it is or isn’t going to happen. All I said was no one thought the Seahawks would amount to anything four years ago. We were wrong!

  58. wafflestomp says:
    Jul 22, 2015 9:43 AM

    Just curious, how much bonus money does Peterson get if Minnesota actually beats a team with a 500 record or better this season?
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    If you read the article that clause is not in his contract. But maybe you should come up with something more original that hasn’t been pointed out several times already.

  59. themeccalambeaufield says:
    Jul 21, 2015 6:55 PM
    conormacleod says:
    Jul 21, 2015 6:38 PM

    Oh the poor delusional Vikings and their fans. Only in Minnesota does a guy commit a barbaric act and have total control and gets his demands met. All I can say is WOW!
    ——
    I’ll go ahead and say the business decisions of a billionaire are probably better than the opinion of a Packer troll
    ———————————

    Your true colors are coming out. First off you are 100% behind a child abuser and now trust the decision of an owner who was found guilty of corruption. I hope you aren’t a role model for a child, God help him.
    —————-
    It’s football, once a week. I don’t raise my children according to what happens on Sunday between noon and 3. And I don’t raise my children according to what athletes say or do.

    However, I did use the AP situation as a good example to my children of forgiveness and second chances. It was an opportunity to show them people make mistakes. While telling them what AP did was absolutely inexcusable, it was a single incident in which he was punished, and he deserves a chance to mend his relationship with his son. And that has absolutely nothing to do with anyone here.

    If you have children, I imagine what they learned was that you are unforgiving, and any mistake they may make in the future will be held against them forever. My lesson makes for a better society.

  60. This deal makes me smile. Nothing better than monetary incentives for performance during the season. And Peterson has shown he has the ability to carry a team (with a previously busted leg no less). Not that AP hasn’t always tried his best, but man, an Adrian Peterson with a chip on his shoulder AND million-dollar incentives – scary.

  61. Conormacleod, I too have children and a son who really looks up to athletes, NFL athletes in particular.

    I also used the Peterson situation as teaching point for him.
    I honestly believe that Adrian felt he did nothing wrong and that he was a victim in all this.
    So I find it difficult to give a player the benefit of the doubt when he hasn’t shown any real contrition, in my opinion.

    I do appreciate your previous post though.
    It is far more insightful than the usual drivel on these threads.

  62. The player believes in himself and he will play for his money. Good for him and Vikings. Another new trend started by the Vikings that all will follow.

    Love hearing the hawks fans chime in acting like packer fans now. I guess you can talk like that when you pay your super bowl mvp leader of your team 850,000 a year. Let’s see how long that works out for ya.

    AP with Norv is going to be fun,,,,,,,,,,,,,,it ain’t “the statue” leslie and musgrave anymore boys.

    Let’s play.

  63. Funny these quips about Packer stock. Meanwhile the Vikings are spending more on their stadium than NASA spent on the Rover mission to Mars. And Mars has just as many Super Bowl trophies!!!!!

  64. I also used the Peterson situation as teaching point for him.
    I honestly believe that Adrian felt he did nothing wrong and that he was a victim in all this.
    So I find it difficult to give a player the benefit of the doubt when he hasn’t shown any real contrition, in my opinion.
    ——
    It may be true. But the official statements from him, and his actions, show otherwise. He has abided by all the rules of his sentencing and probation. He deserves another chance, just like you and I would get.

    But don’t get me wrong. While I will root for him and the Vikings, I’m not saying to my children he’s a “good guy”. Just an athlete that screwed up and has to make amends, especially to his family.

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