Adrian Peterson is widely regarded as one of the best running backs in NFL history. Peterson’s chief saw him win the MVP by breaking the record.
However, does this mean that Peterson is like LeBron James and Michael Jordan when it comes down to “God-given abilities”? Peterson certainly thinks so because he made a point to prove it to Shannon Sharp.
Based on God given ability, was Adrian the LeBron and Jordan of NFL? https://t.co/DBeTlcp0Aa
– Shannon Sharp (@ShannonShare) 22 February, 2021
James and Jordan are the two most, if not the most talented players in NBA history. They set the bar for what it means to be a talented athlete with their jaw-dropping highlight reel and the ability to do what most players cannot. Adrian Peterson certainly fits the definitions, so it is not far-fetched to believe that he is hired as LeBron and MJ.
Additionally, like MJ and especially LeBron, Adrian Peterson also defies age. Despite being 35 years old, Peterson is still working hard, whatever team he will have.
Last year with the Lions, Peterson ran for 604 yards and seven touchdowns as he mentioned rookie D’Andre Swift. Peterson has yet to do either because he wants to break Emmitt Smith’s all-time record. This is what Peterson had to say:
“I want to be a 40-year-old back, still running for 1,500 yards and amazing people. I am going to play, trying to chase the championship, and, God’s will, within the process of doing so, I am able to capture Emmitt and pass him. “
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Adrian Peterson Hall of Fame Career
Peterson became a household name during his time with the Minnesota Vikings. “All Day” (Peterson’s nickname) was drafted in 2007, and he went on to perform during his rookie campaign.
Peterson ran for 1,341 yards and 12 touchdowns, showing the league that he was something special. He would only make his cheat year by running for 1,760 yards the following year. There was no stopping him.
Peterson’s best season, however, came in 2012 when it seemed that he had the greatest streak of nature the league had ever seen. AP ran for 2,097 yards and 12 touchdowns on an arbitrary 6 blows. Yards per carry In the record setting year. He ranks second in 2,097 yards in a season in 1984 behind Eric Dickerson’s 2,105.
Peterson also won the NFL MVP award that year, becoming the first non-quarterback to win the honor since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006. In fact, since Peterson has won MVP, no other non-QB has taken home the trophy.
Peterson’s all-time stats are also some amazing. He ranks fifth in rushing yards and fourth in recording touchdowns (just five touchdowns from third). He was elected four-time first-team All Pro, seven-time Pro Bowler, NFL all-decade team, and won three race titles.
The other four running backs to do so, Jim Brown, OJ Simpson, Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith, are all in the Hall of Fame. There is no mistake that Peterson is also there one day.
Maybe, that’s why Peterson sees himself in the same area as Lebron and MJ. He had a demonic career, which only a few people can rival, and according to him, he is not done yet. One thing is certain, however, you can never be bored by looking at his height.
Some Adrian Peterson highlights from 2019. 34 years old still a freak pic.twitter.com/Jx9OePxWql
– Field Yates (@fiddlets) 19 February 2020
I was very surprised to see these highlights of Adrian Peterson from his 2000 yards season in 2012. I was watching him and past defenders running around him in this area. Cool looking at myself on most of these runs. pic.twitter.com/kOywOjZa1b
– Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) 17 October 2019
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