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Continued: Souhan: Burning desire fuels goal for Vikings' Peterson: Best player ever

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 28, 2014 - 7:53 AM

Peterson’s ideal future would include “a couple” of Super Bowl titles, and no change-of-address forms.

“It’s important to me to finish my career here,” he said. “I really have a lot of respect for the Minnesota Vikings. I really didn’t play much college ball, because of injuries. They saw something in me that those six teams that passed on me didn’t see.

“It goes back to the combine, too. I never was that guy who was going to sell himself during a meeting with teams. I didn’t say, ‘If you don’t pick me, you’re going to regret it.’ I just answered their questions. I wanted them to do their job. I thought the Vikings did their job. They selected me, and things have been pretty good so far. We haven’t won a championship, but I don’t think they regret the pick.

“I know it’s a business. On the personal side, my goal is to finish my career as a Minnesota Viking. I would like to finish my career having played for just one team. Not many people get to do that. That would be special.”

 

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN. Twitter: @SouhanStribjsouhan@startribune.com

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