Peterson has his sights on passing Barry Sanders' career rushing total
At this point of Adrian Peterson's career, there's really only one number you can question: his age.
The 35-year-old is the greatest running back of his generation and one of the most prolific regardless of era. But because he’s getting up there — even though you can’t really tell by how he’s produced as a Redskin — there will always be murmurs about when Washington will look to move on, until the day they ultimately do.
To some, those murmurs sound louder than ever as Peterson gets set to enter his third year with the Burgundy and Gold, thanks to the team signing JD McKissic and Peyton Barber in free agency and drafting Antonio Gibson in the third round. Bryce Love and Derrius Guice will also be in the fray when football returns.
Does it still feel like Peterson’s spot on the roster is safe? Yes. But with all of those additions at his spot as well a new coaching staff that's in place and ready to launch into a rebuild, nothing is locked in for the future Hall of Famer.
That, in turn, will force him to lock in.
"I’ve always had the mindset of being open to competition,” Peterson told reporters on a Zoom call on Thursday. "That’s what it’s all about, guys pushing each other. I will embrace it the same way. People ask me that question all the time. ‘Redskins, really? They’re packing that running back role.' I’m like, ‘Yeah, they ...
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