When the Minnesota Vikings chose to release Adrian Peterson rather than continue paying his large contract, many thought he could be the biggest player in the 2017 NFL Free Agency period. Weeks have passed and he still hasn't signed with a new team. In a Twitter post, Peterson said that he is not in a hurry to sign with a new NFL team and that rumors and speculation about his asking price are false.

Adrian Peterson's statement

NFL free agency rumors indicated that Adrian Peterson was asking for $8 million a season or more and that is what caused many teams to pass on bringing him in to contribute.

When the Minnesota Vikings, who said they were open to Peterson returning, chose to sign Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray, it made it look like there was a lot of uncertainty about the future of Peterson. Adrian said that the rumors of him asking too much money were false and that he was more concerned with finding a championship caliber team to join and help push them over the line to an NFL title, something that Adrian has never enjoyed since he played for the Minnesota Vikings. Peterson said that he is in no hurry to find a new team and will wait to make his decision.

The possibilities of Adrian Peterson in 2017

With the Minnesota Vikings out of the picture, there are a lot of options for Adrian Peterson in free agency.

For one thing, Peterson ranks 16th in NFL history in rushing yards with 11,747 and has led the league in rushing for two seasons, including being one of the few NFL players to ever run for more than 2,000 yards in a season. There was a source with one NFL team that said Peterson wanted more than $8 million to play. However, Adrian has already made a lot of money from Minnesota over his career and there might be a chance that he would take less pay if it meant playing for a Super Bowl contender.

Teams that could be interested in Adrian Peterson for 2017 include the Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, and Oakland Raiders. Out of those teams, the Packers have the best chance at a championship and Houston could skyrocket to the if they also add Tony Romo. As Peterson said, there is still a lot of time to find a new team.