Adrian Peterson is a once-in-a-generation player that we all want to see play. But running backs don't last forever. Carries take their toll, even on men who look like Peterson.
The Vikings' offense is built around Peterson. But with the team slumping along at 1-6 in a lost season, should it start to taper Peterson's carries a little bit, keeping the future in mind?
He's on pace for 334 carries, which would be 29 fewer than his career high of 363 in 2008.
He's also on pace to have 306 more carries than his backup. That would be a career high by far.