5 teams that should trade for Adrian Peterson

Despite any off-field troubles that forced Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to miss a majority of the 2014 season, the reality of the situation is that Peterson will, by all accounts, be eligible for the 2015 National Football League regular season.

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Arguably the greatest running back of his generation, Peterson has, per multiple reports, requested to be traded from the Vikings, but that stance could be softened following a meeting involving player and club that took place on Wednesday (March 4).

While Peterson will turn 30-years old, often the age when RB careers hit brick walls, he has also, in the past, proven himself to be an athletic marvel who was, as an example, able to make a full recover from a serious knee injury in under nine full months of recovery.

He will certainly have his suitors.

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported on March 3 that Peterson has five teams in mind were he to formally ask to be traded: The Dallas Cowboys, the Arizona Cardinals, the Indianapolis Colts, the San Diego Chargers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Peterson is, as a NFL player, well within his rights to distribute a wish list of future destinations were Wednesday's meeting with the Vikings to not go to his liking. With that said, the Vikings have no reason to go out of the way to grant Peterson's request. It was Peterson who hung the Vikings out to dry for the 2014 NFL season with his actions, after all, and Minnesota should do whatever possible to get the most value for Peterson either on the field or via a trade.

Peterson can, and likely will have to, take steps of his own to facilitate a trade to his liking at some point between now and September.

Even if he does so, however, Peterson may find that the Vikings are more concerned with looking out for the future good of the franchise than in helping out who may have, over time, become a former friend.

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