Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson both see themselves as the league's best at their position. The Titans' Johnson made that clear in July when he told The Sporting News that there's "no way possible there should be a debate about who's the best running back in the NFL."
Peterson would be more than happy to debate Johnson on the subject. He proved this on Wednesday morning while appearing on Dan Patrick's syndicated radio show.
Peterson told Patrick that he thinks Johnson is "just awesome," but when asked if he was the better running back Peterson responded, "Yes. Yeah. Yeah," adding, "I play the game to be the best player and that doesn't change my mindset at all."
Peterson went on to tell Patrick that he doesn't think Johnson does anything better than he does and isn't faster.