Adrian Peterson wants more catches for the Vikings next year

Minnesota Vikings’ running back (and Ironman) Adrian Peterson fell just seven yards short last year of breaking the NFL record for most running yards in a season. He already has said he is gunning for the record again this year by setting a goal of 2,500 yards. According to, he will be going for that record along with getting more catches for the Vikings.

Peterson spoke (in first person might I add) about people’s perception of his receiving ability.

“A lot of people have this misconception that Adrian cannot catch the ball, and that’s so false,” Peterson said Wednesday, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “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.

If Peterson accomplishes both goals, he will easily break Darren Sproles all purpose 2,696 yards record. After his performance last year coming off a torn ACL, no one will doubt his ability to accomplish this.