Adrian Peterson is already a lock for the Hall of Fame.
There’s no question about that.
In 10 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, the 32-year old running back piled up nearly 12,000 yards and 97 touchdowns on the ground with seven Pro Bowl appearances and seven All-Pro selections.
He’s one of seven players to ever amass 2,000 rushing yards in a single-season.
He will be inducted on the first ballot one day.
But I’m not going to lie to you, I did not expect to see Peterson do much of anything this season once I saw him rack up just 81 yards on 27 carries in four games with the New Orleans Saints.
Following his first game with the Arizona Cardinals this past Sunday, however, I have now changed my tune.
The 11th year veteran put up 134 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, recording his 50th career 100-yard game.
Honestly I think the most shocking thing about Peterson from this past Sunday against Tampa Bay, is seeing him don a #23 Cardinals jersey. It just feels odd. Almost like seeing Joe Montana in a Chiefs uniform or Michael Jordan in a Wizards uniform. Just … weird.
Without David Johnson until at least Thanksgiving, having Peterson breaking out for 134 yards is huge for the aging Arizona Cardinals.
Perhaps those guys out there in the desert came across fountain of youth?
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