Adrian Peterson has lofty goal for the Redskins 2020 season
Adrian Peterson is hoping to add another lofty achievement to his resume in 2020.
There’s no doubt that Adrian Peterson will be a Hall of Famer as soon as he’s eligible. Peterson is arguably the best running back of this generation and over the course of his career, he has racked up a number of excellent achievements.
Peterson has been an All-Pro first-teamer four times. He has been to seven Pro Bowls. In 2012, he racked up 2,097 rushing yards in a single season, the second-most in NFL history behind only Eric Dickerson. And in seven of his first eight seasons, Peterson had double-digit rushing touchdowns and has 117 total touchdowns during his storied career.
In terms of rushing yardage, Peterson ranks fifth in NFL history with 14,216 yards. Ahead of the 2020 season, he has his sights set on moving up that list and taking away the fourth place spot from Barry Sanders (15,269 yards). Here’s what Peterson said that achievement would mean to him in a recent interview on NFL Network, per Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith.
That certainly would be a big-time achievement for Peterson, especially considering that Sanders never had less than 1,115 rushing yards in a season (and that came in 1993, a season in which Sanders missed five games). Sanders surely could’ve been the NFL’s leading rusher had he not retired after his age-30 season.
Getting to the fourth all-time spot in 2020 won’t necessarily be easy ...
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