Adrian Peterson is the creme de la creme of NFL running backs right now, and it has some other top notch backs feeling some type of way.
Peterson is fresh off an 2,000 yard season, NFL MVP award, and basically carrying the Minnesota Vikings on his back for most of last season.
Titans running back Chris Johnson has had enough of hearing about everything Peterson has accomplished, and he spoke out about it recently.
While talking to CBSSports.com, Johnson reminded Pete Prisco that everything Peterson did, he did first.
“I did it first,” Johnson told Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com. “Not one time did I sit back and say he did something that I can’t do. I did it first. He’s a great back. But I can’t sit here and say out of my own mouth that Adrian Peterson is better than me. All the things he’s done, I’ve done the same things. I did them first.”
Johnson is one of the most explosive backs the game has ever seen, when he has room to run, or when his team is not down 20, and forced to pass.
“I’ve never been the guy who complains about the line or anything like that,” he said. “You just roll with it. But look at the other backs in this league — Adrian, (Arian) Foster, (Jamaal) Charles. Look at their tapes, they have room to run.”