Mike Zimmer believes Adrian Peterson will return to the Minnesota Vikings when he's reinstated from his suspension.
"I think Adrian wants to be back here," Zimmer told ESPN. "You have to ask him. I don't know. But I know he does have an awful lot of people here who have supported him, and I don't know who he's speaking of who doesn't.
"All I know of Adrian is that he's always been great with me, always done what I've asked him to do, and I kind of go by what I see."
Peterson hinted in an interview that the Vikings haven't been supportive and that a fresh start with a new team might make sense.
"I know there's people in the organization that support me and there's people that I know internally that has not been supporting me," Peterson told USA Today Sports. "Maybe it's best for me to get a fresh start somewhere else."
League sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Peterson was referring to Vikings general counsel Kevin Warren as the individual who wasn't in favor of his return.
Sources familiar with the case also told Schefter that that Warren and the NFL have been working together to make sure Peterson does not return this season.