However, despite playing in the same position as Peterson and wearing the same jersey number during his time at the Oakland Raiders, Murray has reached out on Instagram to show some respect to AP.
Peterson is the Vikings all-time leading rusher with 2,418 yards and is a former NFL MVP winner.
However, it appears the 31-year-old running back is now surplus to requirements in Minnesota, not that Murray wants anyone to think he’s arriving as Peterson’s replacement though.
Murray posted this heart-felt message to his Instagram account this afternoon:
There wasn't a thought in my mind to try and wear or ask for the #28. I have too much respect for AP and so much respect for what he's done and what he means to this organization. Many people don't know, but I wore the #28 as a kid because of Fred Taylor who played for the Jaguars at the time. When AP came onto the scene and Fred retired, he was my reason for keeping #28. I want to say to Vikings fans: I'm not here to replace #28, he's irreplaceable. I'm not here to be #28, there's no one like him. I ask that you accept me for the player I am and know that I'm here to give you all I got and to win #skol
It remains unclear whether Peterson will continue his playing career elsewhere, having spent nine years in Minneapolis.