Adrian Peterson won’t repeat as MVP. His team won’t win the Super Bowl this year. He’s not going to get the rushing title. But Peterson does own a distinction that, while not being as big a deal as a trophy or a championship or finishing first in an important statistical category, is in its own way kind of incredible.
In the year 2013, Adrian Peterson was the tenth-most-Googled human being on planet earth. Yeah, I said on planet earth.
I can only assume the drama with Peterson’s son is behind his Google search ranking. And the manufactured baby daddy drama that ensued.
And fantasy football mavens wondering about his weekly playing status. That probably played into it too.
Not a fun way for Peterson to edge into the top ten, for sure. But hey, at least something Vikings-related stirred people up this year. Their on-field performance certainly wasn’t inspiring.
So I guess we’ll take it.