Originally Posted by Fiddler
Top 5 ever??
What has AD (all day) Peterson done that Terrell Davis or Jamal Anderson didn't do?
& while we're at it, they had a guy in Minnesota named Robert Smith who was pretty good as well.
Not taking anything away from Peterson. He's having an amazing season, even before you consider the surgery he had just last year.
Peterson is better than all three of those guys. Davis had four seasons where he ran for over 1000 yards, including his 2000 yard season. He was almost unstoppable in three of those four seasons, but that was it.
Jamal Anderson had one beastly season in 1998 but other than that he was an average NFL back at best. Same can be said for Robert Smith. His best season came in his final one in 2000. He had three 1000 yard seasons prior to that, but they were nothing spectacular. Good, but not great. Adrian Peterson has been consistently good to great every season. He's on track to become a Hall of Famer.