While being popular won’t win championships, Adrian Peterson is already winning as the most popular athlete in 4 states in America.
An article on ESPN.com shows which athlete folks have used Google.com to search for the most often. Peterson tied for 4th among the athletes who captured the most states. This is an impressive feat considering that the competition that he faced was EVERY OTHER ATHLETE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH!
Here are the athletes that took the most states:
LeBron James – 24 states
- Peyton Manning – 6 states
- Adrian Peterson/Tom Brady – 4 states each
- Andrew Wiggins – 2 states
- 10 others – 1 state each
I have never heard of Andrew Wiggins, but he seems popular in Kansas and Kentucky. Meanwhile, Adrian Peterson dominated the following 4 states:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
In a league where running backs are said to be obsolete, Adrian Peterson continues to prove analysts and doubters wrong while staying relevant and popular in the NFL. Hopefully, Peterson can help bring more success to his team this year.