Vikings’ Peterson Says He’ll Break Rushing Record
In 2012, Adrian Peterson rushed for 2097 yards. Close but not the single season record he was hoping for, falling just 8 yards short of Eric Dickerson’s all-time mark.
Impressive, but not good enough for AP.
He has his sights set on the highest honor for a running back. The coveted all-time rushing record. That throne is currently occupied by Emmitt Smith.
In the off season, Adrian must have some quality Nostradamus time with his inner self. After some serious calculations, the confident back even set the date:
Week 16 of the 2017 season.
He’ll need to top 18,355 career yards to do so. The 28-year-old has five seasons to run for another 9,500 yards. That’s 1900 yards a season for the next five years. But he’s already set his sights on 2500 yards for this season which would smash the all-time single season record and put him ahead of the pace.
That’s definitely possible for Peterson who proved himself to be superhuman last year after coming back from a torn ACL injury almost better and stronger than he was before the injury.
The guy is definitely a freak of nature.