Adrian Peterson is one of the most physically intimidating running backs in NFL history, but at 31 years old he is nearing the age where players at his position have to begin facing the end of their career.
However, if Peterson gets his way, he would like to once again defy odds by playing until he is 40.
Peterson discussed his future with Peter King for this week’s MMQB column, when he revealed that he hopes to play for another nine years.
“I honestly think I can do this, and do it at a high level, until I’m 40,” Peterson said.
While it does seem unlikely, Peterson has proven time and again that you can never count him out. After all, who would have guessed that Peterson would bounce back in such a big way after suffering a torn ACL and MCL?
Peterson’s end goal may be to retire from the NFL as the all-time leading rusher, but as MMQB points out, that means the Minnesota Vikings rusher would need at least 1,337 yards per season for five years to catch Emmitt Smith.
We’ll have to see if he can pull it off.
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