Regardless of all the doubt casted above him, Adrian Peterson rose to the occasion in the Redskins’ season opener. In just his first start for Washington, the former MVP had 96 rushing yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.
Peterson isn’t the talent he once was, yet he’s clearly productive enough to contribute in the NFL. However, the future Hall of Famer is getting ahead of himself with his latest comments.
During an appearance on the PFTPM Podcast, Peterson discussed his chances of surpassing Emmitt Smith as the all-time leader in rushing yards.
Well, he’s pretty confident that he can achieve that goal.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 13, 2018
“I feel like it’s realistic, you know very realistic,” Peterson said. “If I’m to continue to have success, stay injury-free and play three to four more years and I definitely see myself claiming that title and in order to achieve something you have to believe it, you know? So I’m a believer.”
News flash, Peterson is currently 5,983 yards away from reaching the top of the mountain. Unless he finds the Fountain of Youth, it’s highly unlikely that the 33-year-old tailback breaks the record.
It’s hard betting against Peterson, but this might be the toughest challenge of his career.