Packers Would Have Strong Interest In Adrian Peterson If…
The obvious. If he weren’t asking for so damn much money.
Now Jason Cole says the Packers would have “strong” interest in Peterson if his asking price went down.
And that’s what we already assumed.
Just as important here is how Peterson would fit with the Packers. Plenty of people think he wouldn’t fit. The refrain is always the same — he’s not a good blocker and he’s not a good receiver.
I’ve always held onto the notion that if you find a good player, you put him in a position to succeed. Clearly, if the Packers are interested at all — and they are — they have determined that they could find a way to make Peterson effective.
I would also point out, it isn’t as if they’re going to be handing Peterson the ball 25 times a game like the Vikings did. The Packers don’t hand anyone the ball that often and, what’s more, Peterson would be in a timeshare with Ty Montgomery, who is an exceptional receiver.
The clincher in Cole’s report is this: Green Bay would be happy to have a motivated Peterson in facing Minnesota twice a year.
And I say this. Anything we can do to stick it to the dirtbag Minnesota Vikings should be out of principle, regardless of cost.