Is Adrian Peterson The Best Offensive Viking Ever?

jordan feldickContributor IApril 8, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 4:   Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC Wild Card playoff game on January 4,2009 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

This is tough because the Vikes have had some of the best receivers ever to play the game.

Of course the first one that comes to mind is Chris Carter. Then there is Randy Moss and Anthony Carter.

Our best running backs (besides AP) include Chuck Foreman, who was also a very good receiver and Robert Smith, who was the first 1000 yard back since Foreman.

Our best QB ever was easily Fran Tarkenton. Second was probably Randall Cunningham. Third is Culpepper.

In my opinion, the only player that I have named that could compete with Peterson is Tarkenton.

To make it clear I am just saying that he has the potential to be the best ever for the Vikes, I am not saying that he is.

AP also has the potential to be possibly the best RB ever, that is a long shot but you never know.

He ran away with the rookie of the year award in 2007, in a season that included his 296 yard record-breaking performance against the San Diego Chargers.

In 2008 he might not have dominated some games the way he did in 2007, but he was more consistent and still showed that ability to break off big runs.

He also helped lead the Vikes to their first division title since 2000. He was the first Viking ever to win a rushing title, and broke the Vikings single season rushing record.

As a Vikings fan I hope he will play his whole career here. What's scary is he can only get better.

If there is anyone who can win the Vikes a super bowl it's AP.

It's almost a guarantee that at some point in his career he will win an MVP.