Report: Chargers Are In the Mix For Adrian Peterson

By Sam Kweon

The San Diego Chargers are mentioned to be in the mix for Adrian Peterson. 

The San Diego Chargers still need a starting running back for 2015, and while many believe that person will come through the draft, he may be handed over by the Minnesota Vikings.

A close source to the situation has reported that the Chargers are one of the teams who are in the mix for Adrian Peterson.

“The source named six teams in the mix for Peterson: Arizona, Atlanta, Dallas, Jacksonville, San Diego and Tampa Bay. The source did not include Oakland, mentioned in media reports as a possible candidate, in the group.

Peterson was not at Monday’s first day of Minnesota offseason voluntary workouts, which entail conditioning drills for the next month. A source told the Pioneer Press on Sunday that Peterson would not attend but that he rarely goes to offseason conditioning sessions and his absence has nothing to do with his feelings for the franchise.”

The source also said that if A.P. isn’t traded at least by next week, the Vikings will keep him.

If Peterson were to come to the Chargers, he would provide an instant elite rushing game and would give Philip Rivers that rushing that he misses so much. Peterson himself would also benefit greatly coming into an offense which already is one of the best in the business.

If we make the move for Peterson, the team would be looking to make the most of the window of opportunity with Philip Rivers. Peterson is an aging running back and Rivers is an aging quarterback. Together they still have a lot of talent, but likely will not be producing at the high level in a few years down the road. The time to win would be now.

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