The move saddened Vikings fans, but most said they were not surprised or angry at Peterson for his decision.
"He is one of the best players in the game," said one Vikings season ticket holder. "For years he has patiently waited to have a good team built for him and it hasn't happened. In fact, things have gotten worse. He didn't really have another option."
Peterson isn't sure what he'll do yet in Los Angeles.
"I may start my own NFL team here, I may join a flag football team, who knows," he said. "At the very least, I'll stop losing every week and I may be able to surround myself with some people who have half my talent for a change."