Adrian Peterson doesn't want to be traded from the Minnesota Vikings, but he would understand the business aspects of dealing him for draft picks.

"I definitely wouldn't mind playing here," Peterson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I feel like we have the right pieces, and we can continue to get some more pieces as well to help build this team and make us even stronger. ... So, no, [I don't want to go elsewhere]."

Peterson signed a seven-year, $100 million extension in 2011 and the Vikings were a surprise playoff team in 2012. But the Vikings have a 2-7 record and don't appear to have a talented enough roster to contend in the near future.

"I understand that," Peterson told the Pioneer Press. "I know this is a business and things like that happen. So if it happens, it happens. There's not much I can't handle. I'm sure someone will welcome me with open arms if they do decide to trade me. ... But it's a business, so if they trade me, then, hey."