Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was in town to rehab his knee at the team facility while his teammates were going through their workouts together. He saw his teammates doing wind sprints and thought they weren’t running hard enough, so he joined in and passed them four different times.
“He was off to the side working with our trainer, Eric Sugarman, and he looked out and saw the guys doing their wind sprints,” coach Leslie Frazier said on Thursday night, per 1500 ESPN Radio in the Twin Cities.
“He says, ‘You know, I don’t think they’re running hard enough.’ Eric allowed him to go out and run with them, and he passed them four different times. He finished in first four different times.”
Back up quarterback Joe Webb was quite shocked to see how well he was running. Peterson just started running on dry land a month ago and it looks like he’s on track to be ready for week one of the regular season.
“I remember (backup quarterback) Joe Webb saying, ‘I can’t believe it. I just can’t believe it,’” Frazier said. “So, he’s doing great and we’re optimistic that he’s going to be ready for that first game. I know that’s his goal and we’ll just see how he continues to progress, but he’s doing great.”Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone