Ap wasn't effective when he was a Viking? ......
He was exceptionally effective. One of the all-time greats.
However, that doesn't change the fact that he
a) Blamed the Vikings for the way they treated him after he beat his child, even though they paid his entire 2014 salary until the NFL suspended him, more than $10 million. He and his agent then turned that supposed mistreatement into a very lucrative contract extension.
b) Played 20 games in 3 seasons and earned nearly $40 million.
c) Was definitely losing his effectiveness last year.
Again, nothing but love for what AP brought us. He will be in the Ring of Honor and the HOF, without a doubt. But the last three seasons were not good, despite leading the league in rushing in '15. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth, even for a big AP fan like me.