Adrian Peterson Chased Dickerson's All-Time Rushing Record Without A Shoe Contract

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The newest 2,000-yard rusher is probably the only athlete who represents running better than anyone else and that too without a shoe deal!

Adrian Peterson

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The newest 2,000-yard rusher is probably the only athlete who represents running better than anyone else and that too without a shoe deal!

Impossible? Not really! Today when our famous players totally endorse various huge sport brands from top to toe, Adrian Peterson was capable of providing us one of the best highlights of the NFL season without a shoe contract.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on Sunday led the way with 199 yards rushing on 34 carries, becoming the seventh man to surpass 2,000 yards rushing in a season as he finished just nine yards behind the record of 2,105 logged by EricDickerson of the Los Angeles Rams in 1984.

But ESPN's Darren Rovell tweeted on Sunday night that Peterson, who heroically chased Dickerson's all-time rushing record did it without a shoe contract.

He also tweeted that the last time Peterson ran with a brand was a year ago, in his final game of 2011.

 

Rovell also actually revealed on Twitter that Peterson wore Adidas shoes all through this season but kept the logo hidden under a tape.

Paul Swangard, managing director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center explained the reason behind Adrian’s act by saying “The shoe market is weak. And experts back that up. Only a handful of players are getting meaty deals. NFL players don't tend to move the needle like in other sports. There are not as many deals as people think."

So, after a distressing injury last year, Peterson decided to go without a contract.

All we can say is that one thing is for sure; Peterson’s achievement is now definitely bringing him towards lots of contracts and opportunities.

Hope we don’t see him with his taped shoes anymore!

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