Adrian Peterson calls Norv Turner “the perfect guy” for the Vikings


Norv Turner is widely respected for his offensive play calling and that has Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson excited about his teams new offensive coordinator.

“I’ll tell you, our pass offense has really struggled in the past couple years,” Adrian Peterson told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview Monday. “I think (Turner) is going to be the perfect guy to come in and get us on the right path.”

The Vikings have not finished higher then 23rd in passing since the 2009 season which saw Brett Favre as the teams quarterback.

A reliance on Peterson coupled with a poor cast of quarterbacks have kept the Vikings passing numbers in check.

“He’s a brilliant mind, obviously,” Peterson said of Turner. “I’m still sitting back and seeing whatever moves we make as far as coaches and players.”

Peterson finished the 2013 season with 1,266 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns in 14 games.