Feb. 2, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson walks the red carpet prior to the Super Bowl XLVII NFL Honors award show at Mahalia Jackson Theater. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson is one of the best runningbacks I have ever seen… EVER. I still remember that game he tore our San Diego Chargers defense. That defense was pretty dominant at stopping the run and he looked like a man among boys that day. From that day forward, we all should have known we were witnessing greatness.
This season, coming off of a torn ACL, he had one of the best single season performances ever put together. He didn’t even have a good quarterback to help defenses stay honest, but he still ripped off huge chunks of yards when he touched the football. That is why he is this year’s MVP.
I remember when we used to have a runningback that could do things like that. I miss the days of handing he ball off to Ladainian Tomlinson and just staring in amazement at the things he could do. If only we could have got that kid a championship! If only…