Peterson on returning to MN: 'I know I still have it'

Here are five quotes from Peterson that suggest he's as motivated as ever.

Search Adrian Peterson's name in Google and you'll find countless stories questioning whether Peterson will return to All-Pro form or quietly disappear like so many great running backs before him have done. 

Dig a little deeper and you'll find nothing but positivity coming from the Vikings' all-time leading rusher. 

Here are five quotes from the last few weeks that suggest he's as confident as ever. 

Sept. 5 - The MMQB

“I see what I’m able to do, and I know I still have it.”

Sept. 4 - Star Tribune

"In my mind, we're starting and ending the season in Minnesota. Of course I want to stick it to them. I want to stick it to everyone we play. But going back to Minnesota, playing the Vikings? Yeah, I want to stick it to them."

Sept.4 - Saints press conference

"I'm all about winning, you know what I'm saying? Winning," said Peterson when asked if he's ok with splitting carries with Mark Ingram. 

Aug. 29 - Saints press conference

“Yes, going back to Minnesota where I spent 10 seasons," Peterson said when asked if he's excited to return to Minnesota. "Seeing those guys and being in that stadium again for me, personally, it doesn’t get any better than that. To go down there and get the chance to come out with a W.”

Aug. 27 - ESPN

“It seems normal to me. Like Year 1. Seriously. I feel fresh. Two weeks before we start, I’m just trying to keep myself calm, relaxed and just focused on day by day, getting ready for the opener.”

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