Adrian Peterson didn’t get his asking price from the Vikings, and won’t from any other NFL team, for that matter. More than an indictment of the 31-year-old who spent most of the 2016 season on the shelf, Peterson’s salary is far removed from that of the modern-day running back. His cap hit was $18 million, with an average annual salary of $14 million. Those monster paychecks are a thing of the past for him now. So what can he expect when his free-agency search starts in earnest next week? Based on salaries listed by Spotrac, here’s a yardstick.

10 biggest average running back salaries in the NFL:

Player, team, age, average salary

Le’Veon Bell, Steelers, 25, $12.37 million

LeSean McCoy, Bills, 28, $8.0 million

Jonathan Stewart, Panthers, 29, $7.3 million

Doug Martin, Buccaneers, 28, $7.15 million

Lamar Miller, Texans, 25, $6.5 million

Chris Ivory, Jaguars, 28, $6.4 million

DeMarco Murray, Titans, 29, $6.31 million

Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys, 21, $6.23 million

Giovani Bernard, Bengals, 25, $5.16 million

Darren Sproles, Eagles, 33, $4.5 million

C.J. Anderson, Broncos, 26, $4.5 million