Adrian Peterson Q&A: Vikings RB on Age, Training and How the NFL ‘Really Is’

August 29, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson has just heard a derivation of the "30-year-old" running back question for roughly the four-millionth time, but politely answers the question as if it were the first time he’d heard it. 
But at 31, Peterson is a marvel of genetics. He doesn’t look at all slower or worn down from his years in the NFL. He has rushed for at least 1,200 yards in seven of his nine seasons and is coming off a league-leading 1,485 yards in 2015...at age 30.
In keeping with that theme, his teammates and coaches don’t sense that he has diminished at all.
"He doesn’t run any slower, see the field any less, doesn’t run with any less power," said coach Mike Zimmer, who also doesn’t even dream about wasting one of the greatest runners in NFL history in the preseason.
Peterson talked with Bleacher Report recently.
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