The Arizona Cardinals and running back Adrian Peterson continue to be a national story. And yet, all that there appears to have been is speculation. After "chatter" there were talks and the Cardinals were willing to part with a second round pick for Peterson and a seventh rounder, Peter King has a new report in which a source says nothing has been going on.
King's source indicates Peterson's contract would make any deal impossible, but more importantly, "We haven't had contact with the Vikings about it, to the best of my knowledge," the source said.
The money left on Peterson's contract seems to be the huge issue.
"There is no way we could live with those numbers," the source told King. "We just got Larry Fitzgerald's contract under control. No way we'd add that salary."
Plus, the King article says Arizona has interest in some running backs in this year's draft class.
There are always ways to make the money work.
To me, the most important part of all this is how the Cardinals have not even contacted Minnesota about a possible deal. There is no report that has Minnesota actually making Peterson available.
Once he is available, certainly general manager Steve Keim will pick up the phone and have a discussion with the Vikings.
Until then, all this is simply fun speculation for a team that really wants to win a Super Bowl. While Adrian Peterson would make the team better, it would not guarantee a Super Bowl win, a Super Bowl berth or even a division championship.