Vikings sign Peterson to seven year, $32 million guaranteed extensionSAN DIEGO -- Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has to love playing the San Diego Chargers.
SAN DIEGO -- Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has to love playing the San Diego Chargers.
Four years after setting the NFL's single-game rushing record (296 yards) against the Chargers at the Metrodome, Peterson has signed a seven-year, $96 million deal with a guaranteed $32 million on the eve of tomorrow's season opener at San Diego. He could earn $100 million with further escalators in the deal.
The contract tops Titans running back Chris Johnson's four-year, $53.5 million dea. Johnson got a guaranteed $30 million.
Say what you want about owner Zygi Wilf, but the man has agreed to give out $52 million guaranteed to two players (Peterson and linebacker Chad Greenway) this past week.
Said Peterson to his fans via his Twitter account: "Today is an incredible day. Minnesota's where I want to be and I'm excited to continue playing for you."