Jim Brown believes Adrian Peterson can break the all-time rushing record

adrian petersonBrowns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown believes Adrian Peterson of the Vikings can break Emmitt Smith’s all-time rushing record.

“If he wants that and he dedicates himself and he has good fortune, that’s a great possibility,” Brown told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

“I think if he sets his goals and he understands his circumstances and he knows what it takes, that he can be successful. I’m not saying that he will break the record, I’m just saying it’s a possibility.”

Brown continued to rave about peterson.

“He’s a great football player,” Brown said of Peterson. “He’s always been a real fine gentleman and a great worker. His running style and the effort he puts in is unbelievable. I have the greatest respect for him. … I like his attitude as a runner. I like the fact that God gave him a body that’s big enough and he’s fast enough.”

I think Peterson has the talent to break the record, but his body is going to shut down at some point.  It happens to every running back.

  • ec99

    On the field-great runner, but has no one else on the offense, so habitually gets keyed on.
    Off the field-how many more of his kids doesn’t he know about?