Adrian Peterson has quietly been having a decent resurgence with the Washington Redskins. He had nearly 900 rushing yards this past year, and has been putting up good numbers in his two years with the team. Having been re-signed for the 2020 season, All Day had a message for the rest of the NFL.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Peterson declared that he is "Still going strong!!!" and said that he's ready to "get to work." He also included an emoji of a charged battery, hinting that he's still got plenty of energy left.
Peterson started 15 games for Washington in 2019. He finished the season with 898 yards, 4.3 yards per carry, and five touchdowns. In two years since joining the team, he's recorded 1,940 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.
The former 2012 NFL MVP has had a rocky road in re-building his reputation on and off the field. Since the controversies of 2014, Peterson has been released or traded by the Vikings, Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints.
But after rushing for over 1,000 yards for Washington in 2018, he was rewarded with a two-year, $8 million deal in 2019. Earlier today, the Redskins picked up their team option on the second year, locking him in for 2020.
While far from the record-setting pace he was setting during his time with the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson has done well to keep playing at a high level well into his mid-30s.
He'll be 35 at the start of the 2020 NFL season though. No running back since John Riggins has managed to rush for over 1,000 yards at that age.
But if there's anyone who seems capable of doing it, it's Adrian Peterson.
Can All Day rush for 1,000 yards in 2020?