Adrian Peterson Says Marshawn Lynch Is 2nd-Best RB in NFL

January 8, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed 15 games in 2014 while serving a suspension, yet he won the NFL's rushing title with 1,485 yards this season.
It's hard to argue that he's not the best running back in the NFL.
If so, then who is No. 2?
According to Peterson, that title belongs to his counterpart on the field Sunday, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, per Ben Goessling of ESPN.com:
I remember coming out [of college] with him. We trained together in Arizona, and I knew he was going to be a force to be reckoned with. He's 'Beast Mode' for a reason: He's a physical runner. He plays fast. His lateral movement, cuts, his vision is top of the line. Even though he didn't play much this year, I would say he's probably the second-best back in the league. I'd give it to him, hands-down.
I'm a guy with a little more speed. I don't think he's got the same jump-cut as me. But his lateral movement, his ability to get through guys is amazin...

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