Trade Adrian Peterson
The Vikings should consider trading Adrian Peterson.
I would have disagreed with the take at the start of the season. Peterson is probably the best running back in the league. But the Vikings have a lot of needs and Toby Gerhart has shown to be a capable replacement the past two weeks with Peterson sidelined.
I realize Gerhart is never going to be electric like Peterson, but he's a solid back. And without Peterson, the Vikings have also been trying to use Percy Harvin more and Harvin is definitely an electric player.
What if the Vikings could get a couple of first-round draft choices and a current starter from a team in a deal with Peterson?
Plus Peterson is getting a hefty salary. If the Vikings were able to cut his salary they might also be able to sign an extra free agent or two in the coming offseason.
Overall, trading Peterson could help the Vikings rebuild quicker.
— Guy N. Limbeck