Adrian Peterson is signed through 2017 with the Minnesota Vikings, meaning the reigning NFL MVP is scheduled to play out the rest of his prime for the team that drafted him in 2007.
And while Peterson says he'd like to spend his entire career in Minnesota, he admitted Wednesday in an ESPN Radio interview that he has also thought about what it would be like to play for another team -- namely, one in his home state of Texas.
Peterson grew up in Palestine, Texas, about two hours from Dallas, and rooted for the Cowboys as a kid. He lives in Houston in the offseason, and did most of his rehab from reconstructive knee surgery there in 2012.
He bought tickets for more than 100 friends and family when the Vikings played in Houston last December. When the Vikings traveled to Dallas on Nov. 3, Peterson purchased tickets for 62 people.
Monday’s game vs. the Chicago Bears, many homeland fans came to cheer for Peterson. www.vikingsfree.com said on Facebook, 57,803 fans have bought the Adrian Peterson jerseys and most of the buyers’ ID are Texas.
Peterson said before the game he knew many of his family and friends would be rooting for the Cowboys. But what he said then sounded very similar to what he said on ESPN Radio this week. He said it was “cool to play” in his homeland Texas. The homeland fans for the same time support him in action.