By this point in his career, Adrian Peterson has established himself as one of the best — if not the best — running backs in the NFL.
His skills earned him high praise from former Cleveland Browns running back and Hall of Famer Jim Brown, who told the Pioneer Press that he believes Peterson could break Emmitt Smith’s all-time rushing yards record.
“If he wants that, and he dedicates himself, and he has good fortune, that’s a great possibility,” Brown said.
Smith built his record of 18,355 yards over the course of a 15-year career. Peterson, who is currently 29 years old, has 10,115 career rushing yards.
The Minnesota Vikings running back needs 8,241 more yards to break Smith’s record. That’s a daunting number, but like Brown says, if anyone has a chance at surpassing it, it’s Peterson.
“He’s a great football player,” Brown said. “His running style and the effort he puts in is unbelievable. I have the greatest respect for him.”
J.J. Watt and former First Lady Barbara Bush teamed up to fight illiteracy.
Tackling illiteracy with Mrs. Bush http://t.co/7ibqNUy00B—
JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 25, 2014
Joe Maddon had a clever take on Michael Pineda’s pine tar incident.
I'm in favor of legalizing pine tar, but it's usage may have to begin with the Rockies and Mariners.—
Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) April 24, 2014
This really helps their baseball skills.