Adrian Peterson is entering the final year of his contract, and it could be argued that he has plenty of leverage if he wanted to hold out of training camp to force the Minnesota Vikings into getting a long-term extension done.
Peterson insists the thought never crossed his mind.
The star running back returned to Vikings camp on Friday after missing three days for the birth of his son. He said he is not concerned about his contract status or risking an injury while playing arguably the game's most brutal position.
“I'm not worried about my contract at all. At all,” Peterson said, repeating it for emphasis. “My main focus is doing what I can do, learn this offence and help the Minnesota Vikings win the Super Bowl.”