Peterson: “I Have Wolverine Blood” and Will Break Emmitt’s Record

Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson had an interview with Bleacher Report recently to discuss his surgery and plans for recovery.  However, no interview with Adrian goes under the radar.

Sep 8, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) on the sidelines in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

First off, Peterson said that he’s not worried about recovering from the surgery and being ready for next season because, as he said: “I have Wolverine blood”.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Wolverine, we aren’t talking about the animal.  We’re talking about the Marvel Comics star who has a super power that allows him to heal at a super fast rate.  With how quickly Peterson was able to return from his ACL surgery, it’s hard to argue with him.

After that, he went on to repeat that he will beat Emmitt Smith’s NFL career rushing record.  Smith accumulated 18,355 over his 15 years in the league.  Adrian is still quite far away from that total.  In his 7 years playing, he is currently at 10,115 rushing yards.  That means that Peterson needs 8,240 to tie his mark.

Good luck to Peterson on his goal of owning the NFL career rushing record and Vikings fans everywhere are wishing him a full and speedy recovery.

Topics: Adrian Peterson, Emmitt Smith, Minnesota Vikings

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  • robb

    My hero. I’ve lost 70 pounds emulating his miraculous recovery and he is an inspiration to everyone who needs it and believes “I think I can” . He makes people believe the impossible is possible. And with AD it is. Now with Zimmer and Turner at the wheel these predictions don’t sound as implausible as they did last year when he claimed he’d take Dickerson’s record. I think the sky is the limit with this new regime in town. Sorry coach Frazier ,but you didn’t know how to appraise talent and fix problems. Go Vikings!