Redskins RB Adrian Peterson targeting 2,000 rushing yards in 2019
Two years ago, it looked like Adrian Peterson had reached the end of the road. A short stint with the New Orleans Saints in 2017 failed miserably, and the Saints then traded Peterson to the Arizona Cardinals for the rest of that season, where he didn’t have much more success.
But, in 2018, Peterson signed with the Washington Redskins and revitalized his career, rushing for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns. That production earned Peterson a two-year extension from the Redskins, and now, he is entering 2019 aiming to do something he has only done once in his illustrious NFL career: rush for 2,000 yards.
“If God’s willing, I can duplicate that and do it even better,” Peterson said, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. “I got my mark set at 2,000 (yards), I’ve always had it at that mark since I stepped into the league. So that’s where it’s at. But most importantly, I just want to contribute to the team and help this team win a championship.”
Now 34 years old, Peterson is well past his prime, with his 2,000-yard campaign coming all the way back in 2012 when he racked up 2,097 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground.
Still, Peterson feels he has a lot left in the tank and continues to believe in himself.
“No adjustments at all,” he said. “In order to accomplish great things, you have to set your bar high, so that’s what I’ve always done with my career and it has allowed me to be successful for going on 13 years.”
The seven-time Pro Bowler was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings back in 2007.