2,000 yard rusher wants more catches in the Vikings passing attack next season.
If Adrian Peterson wasn’t getting enough touches of the ball as part of the Minnesota Vikings run game, then he is looking for even more action through the passing attack next season, as the 28-year old has suggested he wants to see a significant amount of throws coming his way next season.
The running back rushed for 2,097 yards in 2012, finishing just nine yards short of the all-time record held by Eric Dickerson in 1984.
Speaking to NFL.com, the power runner said that Quarterbacks do not trust his hands, but believes in himself that he has the ability to make plays in the passing game.
“A lot of people have this misconception that Adrian cannot catch the ball, and that’s so false,” Peterson told the website.
“They’ve really never thrown it to the running backs here. But Brett Favre believed in us more, and he was checking it down to us and getting the ball into our hand in the open field.”
This season ‘All Day’ has set himself a massive target of 2,500 rushing yards, which is near impossible considering the amount of carries he gets a game, the amount of games he plays, and the significant risk of injury from contact every play.
While that amount of rushing yards may seem ludicrous, if he was to couple that with potential receiving yards, then an all-purpose target of 2,500 is certainly realistic.