In the era of the quarterback, the 2,000 Yard Club welcomed its seventh member on Sunday. Adrian Peterson reminded us how football used to be played by rolling up 2,097 rushing yards this season.
With some help from Alfred Morris (1,613), Marshawn Lynch (1,590) and Jamaal Charles (1,509), Peterson crumpled up the running back-by-committee approach and demonstrated that the feature back is still a viable option for the wide open modern game.
So where does AD—short for All Day, what his dad nicknamed him as a hyperactive child—stand among the select few in this class?
(Hey coach! You might want to move the strong safety up into the box. I think these guys are going to run…)