"Finishing your career in one place (has value)," Nelson Peterson said, via ESPN.com. "I look at how Arizona treated Larry (Fitzgerald), how they are taking care of guys who have been there."
Fitzgerald signed a bargain contract extension in 2015. Last season, the receiver played for $11 million while leading the league with 107 receptions.
The Vikings hold an $18 million option on Peterson for 2017, including a $6 million roster bonus due March 11. That contract number is unwieldy for the cap-strapped Vikings to carry over. Either the team will decide to part ways with the running back or the sides must rework the deal to keep Peterson in the only jersey he's worn for his 10-year pro career.
How much of a discount the 31-year-old tailback is willing to give Minnesota remains to be seen. Peterson is coming off an injury-ravaged season in which he compiled just 1.9 yards per carry on 37 totes.