EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) It was a year ago and the circus was swirling around Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings.
The star running back was distrustful of some in the organization after a season away. His agent was hinting that a clean break may be best for everyone. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and GM Rick Spielman felt compelled to fly to Houston to visit Peterson and try to get everyone back on the same page.
Flash forward to the Vikings' first full-team, optional practices of the spring. And all of that drama, all of that uncertainty has been buried by another rushing title, a playoff appearance, and an unbending respect between a star player and his coach.