Adrian Peterson wants to play “maybe two or three more years”

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Adrian Peterson plans on playing in 2019, and, he hopes, beyond.

“I’ll be playing next year for sure,” Peterson told TMZ Sports. “Maybe two or three more years.”

He said early last season that Emmitt Smith’s rushing record was “very realistic,” but he would have to play a lot longer than “two or three years” to top Smith’s 18,355 yards. Peterson currently ranks eighth with 13,318 yards.

Peterson, who turns 34 in March, does not have a contract for next season. He didn’t sign his one-year deal for 2018 with Washington until Aug. 20, waiting until just before the season.

He ended up with his first 1,000-yard season since 2015 with 1,042 yards and averaged 4.2 yards per carry.

“My concern is enjoying it and playing as long as God lets me play,” Peterson told TMZ.

13 responses to “Adrian Peterson wants to play “maybe two or three more years”

  1. Its pretty amazing hes averaging 4.2 ypc at his age. That is always the best indicator for when a back is done. As long as he stays at that number keep going!

  2. It’s your body and can do what you want. Don’t complain about your sore ankles, knees, etc. when you are in retirement. I know a guy that played in the NBA for years and to this day, I can see the pain in his face when he walks. Football is more violent than the hoops.

  3. acktnup says:
    February 4, 2019 at 3:51 pm
    Peterson played for Bruce Arians in Arizona, and Tampa Bay needs another running back.
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    He also ended Carson Palmer’s career by badly missing a block… factor in his fumbles and I think you would be better off with Latavius Murray.

  4. I want the Ravens to put this guy in the same offense as Lamar Jackson. Not as a starter, but as a backup to Kenneth Dixon. Gus Edwards I truly believe was a flash in the pan for the Ravens just as Alex Collins was. Dixon is extremely talented but just hasn’t stayed healthy until this past year. Dixon and Peterson, lets make it happen DeCosta!

  5. I have been a fan of Peterson’s right to play in the NFL the past few years, but I saw enough of him last year with the Redskins to realize he is not the same player as 2007-2015 years with the Vikings. So I was wrong in my assessment. And Peterson actually dropped by 10 yards per game his average yards per game rushing from his 2017 season with the poor Cardinals, where he average 75 yards per game. He averaged 65 yards per game with the Redskins.
    I don’t think he should subject his body to another year of pounding in the NFL. And as much as Jay Gruden appreciated Peterson’s effort I dont think Coach Gruden was ultra impressed with Peterson’s skills anymore.
    Time to retire AP you have had a great career but it’s over.

  6. “I dont think Coach Gruden was ultra impressed with Peterson’s skills anymore.”

    Gruden started him every game.

    “Time to retire AP you have had a great career but it’s over.”

    He’s coming off a 1,000-yard season.

  7. I dont think Coach Gruden was ultra impressed with Peterson’s skills anymore.”

    Gruden started him every game.

    WHAT OPTIONS DID HE HAVE? GUARANTEE YOU AP IS NOT OFFERED A CONTRACT WITH THE SKINS

    “Time to retire AP you have had a great career but it’s over.”

    He’s coming off a 1,000-yard season.

    BIG DEAL 1,042 YARDS IS NOTHING THESE DAYS. CJ ANDERSON RUSHED FOR 1/3 OF THAT IN 2 GAMES AFTER COMING OFF HIS COACH WATCHING TV FOR A MONTH.

  8. Clarification: after CJ Anderson came off his coach, he then got off his couch, joined the Rams and then gained nearly 300 yards in two games. Running backs are a dime a dozen in the NFL and Peterson is no longer in the top 30 interchangeable backs in the league.

  9. Wow, present people with plain facts and watch them lose their minds. Fun!

    Peterson started every game and rushed for 1,042 yards which was eighth in the league. What about that can’t you deal with?

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