According to some people, Adrian Peterson’s remarkable 2012 season — in which he almost broke the single-season rushing record despite tearing both his ACL and MCL the year before — has set the bar unfairly high for other stars returning from injury. One such star is, of course, Robert Griffin III, who last season suffered a knee injury similar to Peterson’s and has struggled in his first two games this year. Griffin, however, denies that he feels any pressure to replicate the ridiculous accomplishments of Adrian Peterson.
Adrian is a phenomenal athlete, and in Minnesota they’ve done a great job with him. Adrian, he’s a running back, it’s a different position.
I don’t feel any pressure from the success that he had. I can’t even remember how his season started off last year, either. All that stuff gets forgotten at the end of the day (ESPN).
It’s good to hear the RGIII isn’t buying into the notion that he needs to somehow match what Adrian Peterson did in 2012. Peterson’s year was an anomaly, not the norm. Let’s just hope the Griffin continues to get healthier and ignores all the silly distractions surrounding him this year (easier said than done, of course).