The Facts: The Redskins announced today that they have exercised the 2020 club option on Peterson's contract. "Adrian Peterson is the epitome of what it means to be a pro in this league," said HC Ron Rivera. "Adrian's leadership and passion towards the game of football will set an example of what is expected of the players in this program moving forward."
Diehards Line: Peterson led Washington in attempts (211), rushing yards (898) and rushing touchdowns (5) last season. He will enter 2020 having started in 154 of the 164 games he has appeared in. He currently ranks No. 8 in rushing attempts (3,036), No. 5 in rushing yards (14,216), No. 4 in rushing touchdowns (111) and No. 6 in yards per game (86.7) in NFL history. Peterson needs 1,054 rushing yards to pass Barry Sanders for No. 4 all-time and he needs 13 rushing touchdowns to pass Marcus Allen for No. 3 all-time. He'll continue to work alongside promising, but oft-injured Derrius Guice once Guice as fully recovered from the knee injury that ended his 2019 season early.