Imagine that your boss asks you to work weekends, while one of your co-workers gets all of his weekends off. And imagine that guy also gets the whole summer off to decide if he even wants to work or not. You would probably grow to hate that guy, right?
Yet the Vikings always seem to have Brett Favre‘s back as he continues to decide on his future. RB Adrian Peterson told the Tulsa World that he does not mind Favre having separate rules.
“No, not at all,” Peterson said. “It had nothing to do with Brett Favre. If anyone deserves any kind of leeway, it’s definitely Brett Favre. He’s been there 20 years, a Hall of Fame quarterback. I’m not on the same level as him.”
Peterson also went on to say that Favre was free to use his car as much as he would like, as AD would even chip in for the gas. Well, Peterson did not say that, exactly, but did say that he wants Favre to return for another year.
“I would love him to,” Peterson said of Favre returning for a 20th season. “I pray each night that he comes back for Year 2 — another year or two. …
“Obviously he’s a heck of a player. I was just really kind of a kid in the candy store the whole season, just sitting there, having an opportunity to play with Brett Favre and share a locker right next to him, beside him. I was just taking it all in. I look forward to doing that again, I must say.”
Of course, when the alternative is Tarvaris Jackson, is understandable to give Favre a little bit of leeway. But considering that Peterson caught some flak for attending Adrian Peterson Day, you would think he would be a little bit bitter. But he’s not. At least not publicly.