Adrian Peterson is considered one of the greatest athletes to play running back in the history of the National Football League. Since he joined the NFL more than a decade ago, Peterson has earned multiple accolades, including NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2007 and the league MVP Award in 2012.
Throughout his career, Peterson has played for seven different professional football franchises: the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans, and Seattle Seahawks.
Before joining the NFL, Peterson had a distinguished college football career with the University of Oklahoma, where he had nearly 2,000 rushing yards as a freshman in 2004. Peterson’s record with Oklahoma ended as the third leading rusher in the NFL. history of your program. Additionally, he nearly won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first freshman to finish second in the award.
Despite multiple injuries and career setbacks due to legal issues, the 37-year-old is still regarded for his ability to run the ball and perform on the field.
is he retired?
The last franchise to sign Peterson in the league was the Seattle Seahawks during the 2021 regular season. However, Peterson only began playing for the team during the Week 13 game against the San Francisco 49ers. During the game, Peterson set a record during that game by scoring a rushing touchdown with a sixth team. However, for the remainder of the regular season, Peterson remained inactive on the Seahawks’ roster until he officially became a free agent earlier this year on Jan. 17.
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Peterson is still looking to play another 15th NFL season to become the fifth running back all-time to surpass 15,000 career rushing yards. Currently, the running back only needs 82 more yards, as he has 14,918 over his career. He has also mentioned in public statements to the media that he is actively seeking a spot with the Buffalo Bills or Los Angeles Rams.
“There are a couple of teams,” Peterson said in a statement in September while discussing the possibility of rejoining the league, according to TMZ. “Buffalo Bills would be a good team. The Rams, I don’t know what need they have as a running back. San Fran[cisco] would be a good look.”
What NFL records do you hold?
During the first and middle parts of Peterson’s career, the running back set several records. Most famously, on November 4, 2007, during a game between the Vikings and the then-San Diego Chargers, Peterson set a record for most rushing yards in a single game with 296 yards. In addition, he also holds the record for most rushing yards in any eight game period and holds the record for most touchdown runs of 60+ yards in a career.
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What is your career income?
At one point in his career, Peterson had a series of endorsement deals that helped add millions to his fortune, including from Adidas, Nike and Castrol. Peterson’s overall career earnings are estimated at over $100 million, with his highest payout of the season coming during the 2011 season on Viking’s roster at $20 million.
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