Adrian Peterson has goals: Breaking Emmitt Smiths rushing record, and a championship – The Dallas Morning News

Adrian Peterson is old.

But the 13-year league veteran looks good and says he feels even better. Peterson recently told NFL Network that he would like to play 3-4 more years. If that comes to pass, he would retire from the NFL on the doorstep of 40 years old. Thats almost unthinkable.

But its entirely possible. And given that Peterson still has goals in mind, hes not ready to walk away from the game just yet.

Winning a championship is the one I want most.

But theres also the matter of Emmitt Smiths all-time NFL rushing record. Peterson needs 4,140 more rushing yards to pass the Cowboys legend.

Thats one of the goals I set to myself when I entered the NFL was to pass the GOAT, Peterson told NFL Network.

Both achievements are unlikely. The Washington Football Team would currently be considered a Super Bowl longshot, and theres no reason to expect that Peterson can string together four straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons at his current age. Peterson turned 35 in March.

But the touches might be there, at least for the 2020 season.

Washington released running back Derrius Guice on Friday night, just hours after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.

That leaves Peterson as the top running back on the roster, though recent Washington draftees will also compete to replace Guices production.

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