VIDEO: Remembering When Adrian Peterson Broke Off the Longest Run in Redskins History
By Zach Brunner
Adrian Peterson had a Hall of Fame career as the running back of the Minnesota Vikings. However, he has essentially had a second career since leaving Minnesota, which has also been solid.
Now a running back for the currently-named Washington Redskins, Peterson has been one of the few offensive bright spots. He even found his way into the Washington record books, recording the longest run in franchise history.
Peterson weaved through some traffic near the line of scrimmage, then made his one cut and got north and south. The result was something most 33-year-old players cannot do, and that outrun everyone on the field for six points.
The 90-yard touchdown run marked the longest in franchise history. It also marked the longest run of Peterson’s career.
Now 35 years old, Peterson has plenty left in the tank. He took 211 carries for 898 yards last season. While he is expected to see his workload dialed back a bit this season, with two young, talented players in the backfield with him, Washington has had a tough time keeping running backs healthy and available. Strangely enough, it has been Peterson that has been the most consistent offensive player for them recently.
While things would need to go wrong for Peterson to see a massive amount of carries again this season, you know he will be ready.
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