Adrian Peterson: I should have had 1500, 1600 yards last year

Josh Alper
ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

Expectations were measured for running back Adrian Peterson heading into the 2018 season as he was a late addition to the Washington roster and coming off a pair of down years at 33 years old.

Peterson exceeded those expectations by a wide margin. He ran for 1,042 yards and seven touchdowns while also catching 20 passes in an effort that earned him a new two-year contract.

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That production didn’t pass muster with everyone, however. Peterson said this week that he felt he left a big chunk of yards on the field over the course of the season.

“I feel like last year was just a decent season, like for me in my mind,” Peterson said, via the team’s website. “People were like, ‘Wow, you did incredible, you had 1,000 yards.’ And I’m like, ‘Man, I should have had 15, 16 hundred yards.”

Hitting 1,500 yards would be a high-water mark for a running back Peterson’s age and his chances at making a run at it will be impacted by Derrius Guice‘s return from a torn ACL, but every yard he can gain will be a plus for an offense that’s missing certainty at quarterback this year.

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