Vikings general manager Rick Spielman laughed at the first question he faced at his press conference at the Combine in Indianapolis this week.
“Wow, I bet a dollar there would be an Adrian Peterson question coming right out of the gate, and I did not get that. I lost,” he said, chuckling.
Spielman literally could have dropped the mic right there, because nothing sums up the mountain of issues the Vikings face this offseason better than that — issues that dwarf Peterson’s all-but-certain departure.
For instance, that first question was about Sam Bradford and, by extension, their quarterback situation.
That’s a fair question to ask if you are going to spend a top-five pick on a running back.
Of the running backs selected with top-five picks since 1980, four have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That list includes Eric Dickerson (1983), Barry Sanders (1989), Marshall Faulk (1994) and LaDainian Tomlinson (2001).
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