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There has been a lot written about Adrian Peterson (AP) and the role he is playing for the Redskins during the 2018 NFL season. After last week’s victory against the Cowboys, AP is only 26 yards away from passing Tony Dorsett for 9th overall on the all-time rushing list. Additionally, he is 546 yards away from passing Eric Dickerson for 8th overall.
What makes AP’s performance as a Redskins impressive, is the fact he wasn’t signed until the end of August, in the middle of the preseason. Additionally, and more impressive, is AP’s contract with the Redskins is only a one-year contract, signed at the veteran’s minimum of $1.015 million according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The contract is guaranteed since Adrian Peterson was on the team during week 1 of the season.
That said, AP brings more than just yards to the Redskins, as he is bringing energy and determination to the team. Also, his post-game recovery program and training program are both lauded by other Redskins players. AP is also a respected team leader and one whose willingness to play through injuries is serving as motivation to other players.
The author, Carl Buhler, is retired from the US Air Force. He is an avid Washington Redskins fan and predicts a bright 2018 season.