Redskins RB Adrian Peterson reaches 1,000 yards this 2018 season
It has been nothing short of a resurgent 2018 campaign for Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson that has seen him prove that he still has plenty left in the tank at this stage of his career.
Peterson added further to that notion on Saturday night against the Tennessee Titans as he passed 1,000 rushing yards on the season, which helped him become the fifth player in league history to reach that feat at age 33 or older, according to NFL Research.
Adrian Peterson is the 5th player in NFL history to rush for 1,000+ yards at age 33+
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) December 22, 2018
It has been quite a remarkable year for Peterson as he entered it with much doubt that he could excel as not only the starter let but also an effective option out of the backfield. He has surpassed 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in three years and for the seventh time in his illustrious career. He also moved past Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson for eighth on the all-time rushing list.
The 33-year-old has put together a statement campaign posting north of 100 rushing yards three times while notching north of 50 rushing yards on 10 occasions. Peterson may not have the same physical ability that he previously had in his career, but he is still an explosive runner behind his strength and quickness. This is something that has helped him find much success on the field, which has been limited by his health issues.