After MVP, rushing title, Adrian Peterson wants more
It might seem like a rushing title and an MVP would be enough for Adrian Peterson, but football's best running back says he's not satisfied. After coming within 10 yards of the single season rushing record in 2012, the Minnesota Vikings star revealed he is aiming for 2,500 yards in 2013 in a recent Sports Illustrated video.
This isn't the first time that Peterson, who helped lead the Vikings to a surprise playoff berth last year, has made the bold prediction. Earlier this year he also said he could hit the 2,500 yard mark, which would smash the single season record of 2,105 yards set by Eric Dickerson in 1984. If he has a repeat of last season - where he averaged more than 130 yards per game - there's certainly a good chance he could meet his goal. Yet, while he wants the record, there's something more important.
"I want a couple rings," Peterson told the publication. "We've got to start at one and we need to get that one this year. We have the potential to get to the Super Bowl and win. It's just all about coming together."
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of Peterson's lofty goals is that just one year ago he was recovering from a devastating ACL injury - certainly good news for Robert Griffin III, who suffered a similar injury at the end of the 2012 season.