Adrian Peterson has set some lofty goals for himself. Last year, he was 9 yards away from breaking the ¬†record for most rushing yards in a single season. In the upcoming season, Peterson doesn’t want to just break the record, he wants to shatter it. Peterson wants to acquire 2,500 rushing yards, 395 yards more than the current record of 2,105.
Now, some may find this ridiculous and unattainable. However, this is Adrian Peterson we’re talking about. This guy is in a class by himself. After last season, anyone who questions his status as the best running back in the NFL is naive. The way he runs through defenses who are specifically geared to stop him is incredible, and to get 2,096 the season after tearing your ACL is unheard of, so when this man sets a goal that is unheard of, you better believe that he will obtain it.
With Greg Jennings now in the mix and Christian Ponder hopefully having grown as a quarterback, some of the attention may turn to the Vikings improved aerial attack. Peterson may get some help from this, but make no mistake. Defenses know what’s coming when they play the Minnesota Vikings. They’ll be facing a guy who is determined to make history, and when this man is determined, good luck trying to contain him.