2019-12-14

Adrian Peterson Seeks Another Career Milestone

Matt Ludtke / AP
Running back Adrian Peterson could hit another milestone when Washington Redskins host Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Peterson, the sixth all-time leading rusher in NFL history, has over 14,036 career yards and could leave tomorrow's game fifth on the NFL rushing leaderboard.

Peterson needs 66 yards to pass five-time Pro Bowler Curtis Martin for fifth. In his second season with Washington, Peterson is averaging 60 yards rushing per game in 12 starts.

Peterson, 34-years-old, signed a two-year, $5M contract in the offseason with Washington. However, the contract could reach $8M if he triggers incentives, according to OverTheCap.com figures. One such trigger, Peterson must break the 1,000-yard rushing mark to receive a $500,000 bonus.  Peterson is 282 yards shy.

It may feel Peterson, known as All Day or AD by Oklahoma fans, has been breaking tackles for a lifetime in terms of football longevity as he near the age of 35. But his age hasn’t deterred him, “It'll happen. I'm going to keep going,” Peterson said, via ESPN.com.

Peterson says, he'll continue to play as long as it's at a high-level, "My body is feeling good. I'm still loving the game. Obviously I can still play and perform at a high level. Why walk away from it now? So, I'm going to keep going."

Washington hosts Philadelphia Eagles at noon  Sunday.

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