Adrian Peterson doesn’t sound too worried about COVID-19 affecting NFL season
Not even the dreaded coronavirus pandemic can keep Washington Football Team veteran rusher Adrian Peterson from playing another season. The former Oklahoma Sooner is set to enter his 14th campaign in the league and his third season in Washington.
Peterson discussed his playing status amidst the situation with TMZ Sports:
“Of course [COVID-19] is always a concern, but work is work,” Peterson said. “We gotta do what we gotta do.”
Peterson once again led the team in rushing, as he rushed 211 times for 898 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and five touchdowns in 15 games. He also caught 17 passes for 142 yards, putting him over 1,000 total yards from scrimmage for the second consecutive season. Peterson is set to enter the 2020 season with a total of 14,216 career rushing yards and 111 career rushing touchdowns.
After being selected by the Minnesota Vikings as the 7th overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, Adrian Peterson certainly made his mark with the team. He instantly became an elite runner in the league and won the 2007 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award. He also won the 2012 NFL Offensive Player of the Year and the 2012 NFL Most Valuable Player as a Viking.
He stayed with the team from 2007-2016 followed by short stints with the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, and currently, with the Washington Football Team.
Peterson’s stacked resume includes being a two-time NFL rushing touchdowns leader, three-time NFL rushing yards leader, seven Pro Bowl appearances, and four first-team All-Pro selections.
The Texas native has nothing else left to prove but is only looking to break more records and add more career totals to an already legendary playing career. Peterson and the rest of his team will first see action against the Philadelphia Eagles on September 13 at the FedEx Field.