Adrian Peterson lays out ways in which he can improve this offseason
It's tough to imagine Adrian Peterson becoming an even better player than he already is. The Minnesota Vikings running back won his third NFL rushing title in 2015, leading the league with 1,485 yards at the ripe age of 30.
Peterson, however, pinpointed two ways in which he can improve this offseason.
Via Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune:
Peterson fumbled seven times this season. He was able to pounce on three of his fumbles, but three of them resulted in a loss of possession (one was recovered by a teammate). His biggest fumble of the year occurred in Minnesota's playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. That one directly led to Steven Hauschka's 46-yard field goal, which gave the Seahawks a fourth-quarter lead they would not relinquish.
While Peterson is one of the best true ball-carriers, he's not an exceptional pass-catcher (30 receptions, 222 yards in 2015). The Vikings often brought Jerick McKinnon onto the field for third downs. He cut into Peterson's workload a bit this year, recording 73 offensive touches for 444 yards from scrimmage.
Peterson recorded an astounding 357 offensive touches. However, if he improves his ball security and versatility this offseason, he could touch the ball even more times in 2016.