Peterson nearly broke Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record (2,105) last season, rushing for 2,097 yards—which was only eight yards shy of the mark. The MVP player said he wants to reach 2,500 yards in 2013.
Another mark Peterson is aiming for is Smith’s all-time rushing record of 18,355 yards, and told the press that his goal is to break the record in week 16 of the 2017 season. His current pace since being in the league would see him taking the mark down in week 4 of the 2019 season.
Peterson currently has 8,849 yards. He would have to rush for the 9,507 yards to break the all-time rushing mark, which averages out to 120.3 yards per game.
“Whoo. That’s pushing it, huh? But hey, pushing it is the only way to do it. You know it,” he told the Star-Tribune.