No end in sight for Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is one of the best to ever play the game. He's one of 29 players in NFL history to have eclipsed 10,000 yards rushing, and he's climbing the list. Right now he ranks 28th with 10,190 career rushing yards, but Peterson has his sights set on Emmett Smith's all-time record of 18,355.
Peterson, who turned 30 this offseason, will have to play a while longer to reach that milestone. Apparently, to him, that's no problem at all.
"I don’t see the end," Peterson told Peter King of The MMQB. "Straight up and honest with you, I feel like, and I don’t know if I’ll do this, because I feel like once my mind tells me, You know what—I’m not loving this game anymore, I’ll walk away whenever that time is. But I honestly feel I can play this game until I am 36 or 37 years old. And at a high level."
After missing 15 games on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list last season, Peterson's body should be fresh and ready to rip through defenses in 2015. It'll be interesting to see if the missed time has any effect on his longevity beyond this season.
(h/t The MMQB)