Redskins' Adrian Peterson Thinks WAS Has 'Tools to Run the Table' This Season

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 22, 2020

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson (26) runs with the ball in the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Despite coming off a 3-13 record last season, Adrian Peterson is optimistic about the Washington Redskins' chances of winning a Super Bowl in 2020.  

Speaking to reporters on a Zoom call (h/t USA Today's Steve Gardner), Peterson believes the Redskins "have the tools to run the table" this season.

There are reasons to believe the Redskins are making positive progress after missing the postseason in each of the last four seasons. 

Several NFL draft evaluators, including B/R's Matt Miller, had Chase Young ranked as the best overall prospect in this year's class. Washington selected him with the No. 2 overall pick to anchor its defensive line. 

Ron Rivera is taking over as head coach after a successful nine-year stint with the Carolina Panthers. The 58-year-old went 76-63-1 with four playoff appearances, three NFC South titles and an NFC championship in 2015. 

The Redskins still have significant question marks on their roster. Dwayne Haskins has to take a step forward in his second season after throwing for 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in nine games as a rookie. 

Peterson is still a productive running back who can help ease the burden on Haskins, though. The 35-year-old ran for 898 yards and scored five touchdowns in 2019. 

The NFC East wasn't strong at the top last season, with the Philadelphia Eagles winning the division with a 9-7 record. If that remains the case in 2020, the Redskins could have a chance to put themselves in the playoff picture if things break their way. 

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