According to the running back’s father, soon-to-be free agent Vikings RB Adrian Peterson would like to land in either Oakland or Seattle, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
“You look at the connections in Seattle, so there’s definitely interest there,” Nelson Peterson told the paper on Tuesday. “Those are some pretty good years.”
Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell worked with Peterson in that capacity from 2006-2010 in Minnesota. As for Oakland – with a strong offensive line and Latavius Murray set to hit free agency, Peterson believes that to be a good fit as well.
The Vikings could still be in the running to re-sign AP, but not exercising his $18 million contract option reportedly created a little friction between the two sides.
“The Vikings should have come back with a number if you truly want him back,’’ Peterson’s father added. “I listened to (general manager Rick Spielman say at last week’s NFL scouting combine that), ‘We’ll have to see what the market is?’ If you do want him back, give him a number. Is it $9 million? Is it $8 million? That would have made him feel more appreciated.’’