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Jared Allen: It wouldn't be "smart" to trade Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen believes that it wouldn't be a "smart" move by his side if they traded NFL MVP Adrian Peterson.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has insisted that it would not be a "smart move" for the club to trade Adrian Peterson.

A columnist for St Paul Pioneer Press based in Minnesota suggested that the Vikings should trade away the current MVP of the NFL to secure numerous Draft picks to improve the team in the future.

"I don't think that would be a very smart move, to say the least," Allen told NFL Network. "I'm glad I'm not the GM having to make decisions, but I think if Adrian wasn't a Viking, I think maybe this state might revolt.

"Adrian's a phenomenal player, and you understand people write stuff like that. If I was a betting man, I'd put my money that Adrian isn't going anywhere."

The 28-year-old has rushed for 483 yards on 102 carries and has scored five touchdowns this season.

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Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 5, 2013
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