Former NFL running back Eric Dickerson was a guest on the NFL Network’s NFL Total Access show and reiterated that he doesn’t want to see Vikings running back Adrian Peterson break his single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards.
“I do not want him to break my record,” Dickerson said, per NFL.com. “I’m not going to tell that lie, but he’s such a great player, and I’ll say it: If a record that is meant to go down to one guy, it’d have to be him.”
“Everybody wants to keep their records until they die, maybe their son comes along and breaks the record, something like that, but I just want to hold on to it. … I’m just honest about it. Like I say, great player, deserving of a record like that, deserves to be in the 2,000-yards club, that type of player, but, you know, I want to hang on to my record.”
I really appreciate Dickerson being honest about wanting to keep his record. I would probably feel the same way if I was him.
Peterson needs 208 yards this week in order to break the record. He’ll be going up against the Packers who haven’t had a great rushing defense this season.