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Vikings Looking To Expand Toby Gerhart’s Workload

 

The loss of Adrian Peterson forced the Vikings to lean on second-year running back Toby Gerhart for the team’s final stretch of the season.

Gerhart actually preformed quite well in Peterson’s absence and the fact that Peterson is going to be coming off of a very serious knee injury, suggests that he could be in for a larger workload next season.

“The only thing that’ll change our approach as much as anything is the way Toby performed for us down the stretch in Adrian’s absence,” said Vikings head coach Frazier, per Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Radio. “He really did a great job for us and showed us that he is worthy of more carries. We want to be able to get him more involved in our offense going forward.

It’s impossible to predict whether or not Peterson will be back at 100% after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery which makes the idea of featuring Gerhart more in the team’s offense seem like a pretty obvious decision. If anyone can come back from this kind of surgery, it’s Adrian Peterson but it he may need some time to get back to full speed.