It's hard to imagine what Adrian Peterson can't accomplish after his extraordinary comeback season. He's almost a shoe-in for Comeback Player of the Year. Can he win Offensive Player of the Year? Sure. Can he break Eric Dickerson's record for most rushing yards in a season? Maybe. Can he earn a spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team? Now we're intrigued.
A.P. recently revealed his desire to qualify for the Olympic team. Apparently, he has been planning on becoming a 200 and 400-meter sprinter before his leg injury. The goal seems fair enough for him-this is Adrian Peterson we're talking about-but he also thinks he can compete with 100 and 200-meter record holder, Usain Bolt. “I feel like I can stand up to any challenge,” he said. “I know a lot of people laugh and be like ‘come on, let’s be real with yourself.’ It’s Usain Bolt, but I feel like you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.”
Maybe competing against Bolt is a bit too ambitious, especially since they don't allow stiff arms in Olympic Track & Field. You can't hate on the self-confidence, though.
[via Pro Football Talk]