Adrian Peterson may be done for the 2014 NFL season.
However, he reportedly hasn’t come to grips with the strong possibility that he may not play again this season and his career in the NFL is now uncertain. According to ESPN, Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings is quite “bleak.”
NFL commentator Chris Mortensen has even predicted that his future with the Vikings may be over regardless of whether or not he’s found guilty of the alleged child abuse charges.
Even if his opts for a plea deal, the NFL is still expected to hit him with a harsh punishment.
For those who missed it, Peterson was arrested last weekend on child abuse charges due to how he reportedly disciplined his son. Now, he’s been placed on the NFL’s exempt list until the case is resolved.
Although the predictions about his future are quite grim, Peterson reportedly “doesn’t get it.” The accusations about Peterson’s perspective began circulating on Friday, September 19 when he tweeted about taking a lie detector test.
!Note,I requested the Polygraph. Share that as well! May The Lord continue to Bless U All. #EPD#NoWeapon
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) September 19, 2014
Apparently, Peterson feels passing the lie detector test will play a dominant part in the league’s decision about his future this season. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. The Vikings reportedly do not foresee a future with the six-time Pro Bowler.
So, what would cutting Peterson mean for the Vikings? The answer is $56 million. Spotrac recently broke down the details of the 29-year-old running back’s contract.
He’s already three years into his lengthy six-year, $96 million contract. The Vikings have reportedly shelled out approximately $36 million, thus far, which means they still owe him around $56 million. So, if they decide to terminate his contract, that’s about how much they’d save.
Peterson’s future in the NFL depends on how the case is resolved.