Purple Pain: Should the Vikings Consider Trading Adrian Peterson?

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Purple Pain: Should the Vikings Consider Trading Adrian Peterson?
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Lord Adrian, Purple Jesus, Diesel, AP and All Day: These are the nicknames for the best running back in the NFL since 2007. These are also the nicknames of the running back that the Vikings should consider trading this offseason. 

Adrian Peterson has been in the league for five years, and the Vikings' fans, staff and even Adrian himself can boast about how great his career has been so far. How can someone not be proud of 6,752 rushing yards on 4.8 yards per carry and 64 rushing touchdowns?

Adrian Peterson had only one problem, and that was holding on to the football. And that is fixed now.

Many of you must be asking why would we trade someone who has put up such monstrous numbers.

Here is why.

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