How much would you pay for AP to come back for 1 year?

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How much would you pay AP in GUARANTEED money for 1-year contract to return to the Vikings?

I would not resign him at all
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36%
Veteran minimum $1 million
2
5%
$2 million
6
14%
$3 million
6
14%
$4 million
6
14%
$5 million
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9%
$6 million
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9%
$7 million+
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How much would you pay for AP to come back for 1 year?

Post by 720pete » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:25 pm

Pick the closest amount.

Current highest paid RBs:

Le'Veon Bell $12.2 million (franchise tag)
LeSean McCoy $8 million
Jonathan Stewart $7.3 million
Doug Martin $7.2 million
Lamar Miller $6.5 million
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Re: How much would you pay for AP to come back for 1 year?

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:50 pm

I would go up to $8 million assuming we are able to still get decent OL help and keep Patterson.

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Re: How much would you pay for AP to come back for 1 year?

Post by soflavike » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:58 pm

Two surgically repaired knees.
Has lost a step, or two... gets caught from behind now
Ball security issues
Can't pass protect, making him a 2-down back.
Has lost his elusiveness... no "squirt through the hole", if you will
32 years old

$2 million, tops. Use him situationally. Not a workhorse anymore.
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Re: How much would you pay for AP to come back for 1 year?

Post by S197 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:28 pm

$5-$6 million sounds reasonable
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Re: How much would you pay for AP to come back for 1 year?

Post by 720pete » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:47 pm

S197 wrote:$5-$6 million sounds reasonable
Just curious what kind of season do you think he is capable of if we resigned him for $6 million guaranteed? How many yds and ypc?
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Post by Demi » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:03 pm

720pete wrote: Just curious what kind of season do you think he is capable of if we resigned him for $6 million guaranteed? How many yds and ypc?
I would cut them a check to *not* re-sign him.

I want more than yds/ypc. I want blocks. Receptions. Play fakes. Proper route running. Knowing the playbook. etc etc etc.

If they can't find that with whomever is replacing him, it still means they'll most likely be forced to try and find that guy sooner rather than later.
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Post by S197 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:46 pm

720pete wrote: Just curious what kind of season do you think he is capable of if we resigned him for $6 million guaranteed? How many yds and ypc?
Depends on a lot of factors like the line but I don't see why he can't be a 1,200 - 1,300 yard back.
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Re: How much would you pay for AP to come back for 1 year?

Post by autobon7 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:51 am

I voted 2 mil mainly because I'm ready to move on but if we are keeping him then it needs to be a bargain.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:29 am

I honestly wouldnt keep him for free. Time to move on....
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Post by CbusVikesFan » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:50 pm

Pay him a couple of camels?
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Re: How much would you pay for AP to come back for 1 year?

Post by SP1966 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:09 am

I voted that I wouldn't resign him. He's just too one dimensional and the speed that made him a future HOFer isn't there anymore. He's not very good catching the ball and a nightmare in pass protection. When he's on the field they're either running or playing 10 versus 11.

If they were to resign him I believe the team would feel pressure to again make him a focus of the offense to the detriment of the passing game. I loved his years here, but I'm ready to move on.
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Re: How much would you pay for AP to come back for 1 year?

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:41 am

SP1966 wrote:I voted that I wouldn't resign him. He's just too one dimensional and the speed that made him a future HOFer isn't there anymore. He's not very good catching the ball and a nightmare in pass protection. When he's on the field they're either running or playing 10 versus 11.

If they were to resign him I believe the team would feel pressure to again make him a focus of the offense to the detriment of the passing game. I loved his years here, but I'm ready to move on.
Well said. I feel the same way and voted the same as well
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Re: How much would you pay for AP to come back for 1 year?

Post by 720pete » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:52 pm

S197 wrote: Depends on a lot of factors like the line but I don't see why he can't be a 1,200 - 1,300 yard back.
I don't think he will have more than 600 yards this season, but it will be interesting to see what happens.
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:00 pm

I truly hope we don't bring him back as sad as it is to say that. We need to get younger. It seems like Spielman is looking at durability which I'm glad to see. That's what we got in both tackles. Murray is fairly durable although I still think we will draft a RB. There is no need anymore for AP in this system. We aren't a ground a pound team and run primarily out of the gun. We need to move on
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Post by fiestavike » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:30 am

720pete wrote: I don't think he will have more than 600 yards this season, but it will be interesting to see what happens.
With the right team I could see him having a great season or left in the tank.
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