After four years of mainly watching Adrian Peterson run the ball in Minnesota, Toby Gerhart now has a chance to step out on his own.
Gerhart chose the Jaguars. On Thursday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, Gerhart explained his decision.
“Their sell was Coach Bradley,” Gerhart said. “What Gus brings to the table and he has that enthusiasm that’s charismatic. I don’t know it was something I was drawn to. All the coaches acted the same way and they’re super positive and optimistic about the future, and I wanted to be a part of it.”
Gerhart is indeed part of it, and he instantly assumes a role of leadership.
“If MJD isn’t back I’m going to be the oldest guy in the running back room,” Gerhart said, “and I’m going to be the one they look to to lead and that’s going to be a role that I’m going to embrace and help this team to success, that’s my main goal.”
While Gerhart is still largely unproven at the NFL level, Jaguars fans have to be happy to hear that Bradley is persuading players with options to choose to play in Jacksonville.