Adrian Peterson Comments on Factors That Could Lead to NFL Retirement

June 22, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson hasn't shown any signs of slowing down over his nine-year NFL career, but on Monday, he spoke with ESPN.com's Ben Goessling about what factors could play a part of him hanging up the cleats:    
Training camp, going through the grind, OTAs and all that -- that will definitely be the deciding factor. Physically, body-wise, I'll be good. It's just mentally -- like with OTAs, I'm out there practicing, I'm going, I'm putting in work. But it's so repetitive that it's more suited toward the young guys and getting them into the system. It gets kind of boring.
Boring can't describe the way Peterson, who turned 31 in March, played last season on his way to a rushing title with 1,485 yards.
The NFL showed the longest of his league-leading 11 touchdowns:
In a league where long-term success at the running back position is rare, he's rushed for over 1,200 yards in seven of his nine professional seasons. 
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