Adrian Peterson Believes Michael Vick Would Make Vikings a Playoff Team

USA Today
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 6, 2014

Michael Vick is a free agent this offseason, and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson likes the idea of the dual-threat quarterback wearing purple and gold next season.

Peterson has arguably been the best running back in the league for a few years now. He single-handedly carried the team into the playoffs back in 2012.

Ever since Brett Favre retired after the 2010-11 season, Minnesota has been searching for a franchise quarterback. Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman all saw time under center with the team last season. The offense could certainly benefit from an upgrade at the position.

Given the Vikings' need for a quarterback, Peterson shared his thoughts on what kind of impact the veteran would have on the team:

It's not a crazy idea to think that the Vikings are just one quarterback away from making the playoffs. There is plenty of talent on offense. Peterson is an elite running back, and Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson are very talented receivers; all the offense is missing is a prolific quarterback.

It would be fun to see Vick work with all of those playmakers, so maybe Peterson has the right idea.

[Adrian Peterson]

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