Adrian Peterson Believes He Still Has a Lot to Prove – NBC4 Washington

Washington Football Team star Adrian Peterson has a long list of accomplishments. From bouncing back and winning the NFL MVP after tearing his ACL in 2012, then ranking in the top five of all-time career rushing yards.

He has done it all, however, according to him, he is not even close to being done.

He explained in his pressconference, When you talk about the running back position because they like tokind of put us in this box of four or five years and then, typically, youreout. To have a successful what people will look at as successful, seven oreight years in the NFL, why not 15? Why not 18 years? Its just me playing myrole and trying to inspire our next generation.

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Training camp has been a great tool for Peterson to get a close look at that next generation of backs. The substantial amount of depth the Washington backfield has to offer this season has Peterson looking forward to the beginning of the season.

The running back room isincredible, he said. We have so much talent as far as Antonio Gibson, J.D.[McKissic] to Peyton [Barber] to Bryce [Love]. All these guys are unique intheir own way. Just being out here seeing them go through this offense where itpresents opportunities for a running back to make plays, and sometimes theyhave a couple of us out there at the same time. Its exciting to see.

Peterson wants to prove tothe doubters that he can still play at a high level in his mid-30s. One way todo that is by breaking Emmitt Smiths all-time rushing record (18,355), whichhes already stated as his personal goal for the rest of hiscareer.

Whether Peterson will break the all-time rushing record or not will remain to be seen, but if it happens, he and many Washington fans hope that he does it in the burgundy and gold.

Its my second home,Peterson said. The fan base here is incredible. They show a lot of support.They remind me all the time how much they appreciate what I do when Im outthere on the field and how I play. Im just enjoying it and embracing it. God willing,itll be five more years.

Although the former MVP still has big goals to accomplish in his 15th year, he is still focused on teaching the younger running backs the keys to remaining in the league for a long time.

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