Adrian Peterson, who rushed for 96 yards in the Redskins’ opening win over the Arizona Cardinals, said he is not ready to retire any time soon.
— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) September 9, 2018
Peterson moved into 10th place on the NFL’s career rushing list Sunday, surpassing Jim Brown, and now has 12,372 yards, along with 100 rushing touchdowns. He’s definitely one of the best to ever lace them up.
All Day. Legend.
Adrian Peterson passes Jim Brown and is now 10th all-time in rushing yards. pic.twitter.com/Rd9QvGSfMw
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 9, 2018
He needs 5,984 yards to surpass Emmitt Smith as the all-time leading rusher.
That would be the ultimate accomplishment for Peterson, along with winning a Super Bowl title.
Peterson has been up and down the last few years. That hasn’t stopped Peterson from saying he could still be the best running back in the NFL.
“Yeah, definitely,” he said. “Being out two years, but coming off the injury in Minnesota and the injury last year, of course there’s a lot that I have to prove in order to be able to show that. Inside, I know that I feel I am. It’s just about doing it for a full season.”
Peterson said he’ll know when to eventually retire.
“If my body starts acting up or I’m not feeling like I still have the burst, or the power, then my body will tell me that,” Peterson said. “I’ll recognize it for what it is and go from there. But I haven’t experienced that yet.”
Nor has he lost any motivation.
“I’m not going to lie, I definitely enjoyed not being in training camp,” Peterson said. “But yeah, I think that’s the No. 1 factor. You must have that motivation; you must have that passion, that love for the game.
Adrian Peterson is a beast, and runs angry 100% of the time. That being said, his age won’t allow him to beat Emmit’s record. Football is a young man’s game, and Father time remains undefeated.
I still would watch Adrian Peterson play football ALL DAY.