Adrian Peterson On Pace To Take Rushing Title At 30 Years Old

Adrian Peterson

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is currently on pace to become this season's rushing champ, if he maintains his production.

In doing so, he'd become the first 30-year-old to win the rushing title since 2004, when Curtis Martin ran for 1,697 yards for the New York Jets at age 31.

So far this season, Peterson has raked up 758 yards rushing yards, and has a 37-yard lead on Atlanta's Devonta Freeman, who has a bye this week.

"I don't plan on passing the torch any time soon," Peterson said last week, according to ESPN.

Also, with most NFL teams adopting a passing-focused offense, it won't be that hard. With his current production, Peterson should record around 1,500 yards, which would be the lowest figure by an NFL rushing leader since LaDainian Tomlinson posted 1,474 yards in 2007.

Peterson's two titles came with 1,760 and 2,097 yards in 2008 and 2012.