In the event that the Vikings were willing to make him available for traded, Robinson mentions that the Cardinals will offer Minnesota a “high draft pick” in return for Peterson.
Robinson adds that it sounds like the Vikings could get at least get a second round pick for Peterson as things stand right now. Although, Robinson admits that they could hold out for better draft compensation.
Jay Glazer says that Vikings HC Mike Zimmer “absolutely” wants Peterson back next year, but recent reports have said that there are no more meeting schedule between the two parties.
Robinson previously said that if Peterson were to be dealt, the Cardinals would be his top choice, and added that Cowboys, Buccaneers, and Chargers could also be options.
Regarding Dallas being an option for Peterson, Robinson is now reporting that they do not plan to be among the bidders for Peterson if he’s available. Robinson adds that Peterson is “not in the plans at all.”
Peterson, 29, still has another three years remaining on his seven-year, $96 million contract that included $36 million guaranteed. Over the next three years, Peterson stands to make base salaries of $12.75 million (2015), $14.75 million (2016), and $16.75 million (2017).
As for his cap figures, the Vikings are looking at $15.4 million (2015), $15 million (2016), and $17 million (2017).
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Peterson would free up $13 million in available cap space and create $2.4 million dead money.
Peterson appeared in just one game for the Vikings and ran for 75 yards on 21 carries (3.6 YPC) while adding two receptions for 18 yards receiving and no touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding the Vikings and Peterson as the news is available.