Adrian Peterson wants to get back on the football field. Quickly. And so much so that he’s now compared his situation to another elite running back who may not see much playing time in Week 1—Maurice Jones-Drew. He said Thursday that the Jaguars would be “terrible” offensively without MJD. The details, compiled by Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com:
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made it clear during his media session Thursday that he hopes to play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he doesn’t know if it will happen. It’s not his call. Based on comments from Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, it sure sounds like it will happen. Musgrave said there isn’t much doubt in his mind that Peterson will play, according to VikingUpdate.com. Peterson is now getting 20-25 carries in practice. Tom Pelissero espn1500.com believes Peterson will get about 5-10 touches against the Jaguars. That’s probably about the same amount of work that Maurice Jones-Drew will get against the Vikings when he returns from his holdout. Rashad Jenningsis expected to start. Peterson doesn’t think too much of Jones-Drew’s teammates. ”"Look at Jones-Drew. He was their whole offense last year. So, without him, Jaguars would have been terrible just to be honest.” Peterson said. Despite Jones-Drew’s 1,606 yards rushing, the Jaguars were pretty terrible on offense. Blaine Gabbert, Justin Blackmon, and Laurent Robinson will do their best on Sunday to change that perception. They have the right matchup to pull it off.