Over the past few days, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has made it abundantly clear he’s not happy with the members of his team who have chosen not to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
He’s not the only one showing his frustration, though. On Tuesday afternoon, veteran corner Patrick Peterson had a tough message for his teammates as well.
“We need all hands on deck and I know it’s personal preference, but if you’re trying to win a championship I want to put myself in the best position possible because at the end of the day we’ve got something going here,” Peterson said on the All Things Covered podcast, via Judd Zulgad of SkorNorth.com.
Here’s more of what he had to say:
“Obviously, you want to build depth but you have a greater chance by winning with your starters on the field…If we’re healthy we’re going to compete each and every Sunday. It’s every players’ personal preference if they want to get the vaccine or not, but I feel like I’m too important to this team not to get vaccinated. I miss an important game and now we possibly lose that game and that can be the game we needed to get into the playoffs.”
Peterson knows that if the Vikings want to be successful, they’ll need all players available throughout the course of the season.
We’ll have to wait and see if Zimmer and Peterson’s comments make the desired impact on the team.
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