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Adrian Peterson wants to break NFL records with Vikings in 2015

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The Minnesota Vikings have been through an absolute roller coaster of an off-season ahead of the 2015 NFL season.

Now that the dust has settled, the Vikings and their fans can be excited for next year after they brought in two very explosive offensive players with Mike Wallace coming in thanks to a trade with the Dolphins, and Adrian Peterson staying in Minnesota.

Even though he missed nearly every game of last season and has only just started practising again, Vikings running back Peterson is setting very lofty targets for next year.

Record Breaker

According to a report from the St. Paul Pioneer, Peterson still thinks he has a shot to break Emmitt Smith’s all-time rushing record as well as Eric Dickerson’s single-season record.

“I don’t think it’s impossible,” Peterson said, via Chris Thomasson of the Pioneer Press. “A lot of things are still to come. … I look at things that anything is possible. He played 15 years. I’m going into year nine but I’ve only got eight on the body. That’s a long-term goal [to break the record]. .

Peterson didn’t lack confidence when discussing his comeback season during Adrian Peterson Day in his hometown, saying he wants to play seven or eight more years, which would give him a chance to break Smith’s all-time mark of 18,355 yards.

Years in the Tank

The 30-year-old is currently sat on 10,190 yards as of right now. He would have to play at least 6 more seasons, while averaging around 1,500 yards every one of those years to break the longstanding record. AP thinks he's got it in him.

“I think I can play [past Smith’s retirement age of 35]. I’m blessed with tremendous talent and recovery and everything, so I feel like I’ll be able to play as long as I want. … I want to play seven more [years]. Eight. I really feel that I can be 38 out there and still be the best running back in the NFL.”


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