MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Adrian Peterson may have a new home in New Orleans this season, but the former Vikings running back is apparently still quite popular in Minnesota.
According to the Official NFL Shop, #28 is still the top-selling jersey in Minnesota.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Tornado Warnings Expire, But Severe Storms Still A Threat
Peterson played 10 seasons with the Vikings, making the Pro Bowl seven times and being named MVP in 2012. This offseason, the team declined his option. He signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the Saints in April.
Even before Peterson and the Vikings parted ways, he was a divisive figure due to his suspension stemming from child abuse allegations in 2014.READ MORE: Deputy Opens Fire During Struggle With Suspect Near Litchfield, Sheriff Says
His last season in Minnesota ended ignobly as he finished with only 72 yards on 37 attempts after a torn meniscus sidelined him for most of the year.
Only one other Viking claimed the top-selling jersey in a state – wide receiver Adam Thielen, who is apparently a big hit in North Dakota.
Thielen is a Minnesota native who attended Detroit Lakes High School and played college football for Minnesota State University. The Vikings picked him up as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He had a breakout season in 2016, finishing with 69 catches for 967 yards and five touchdowns.MORE NEWS: 72-Year-Old Fargo Woman Killed In Douglas County Crash
The top-selling jersey overall? Marshawn Lynch, who came out of retirement to play for the Oakland Raiders this offseason. Lynch tops the list of best sellers in 13 states.