Found December 13, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson's numbers speak for themselves: 1,600 rushing yards, 1,811 total yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns. The first two numbers lead the NFL, and he's tied for third in touchdowns. Peterson knows, in the eyes of some, not even those numbers are enough to sway MVP voters his way. He knows the usual considerations will come for the league's top quarterbacks, but he doesn't believe he should be slighted just because he's a running back. "Quarterbacks kind of get a little leeway at times," Peterson said Thursday. "But the MVP goes to the best player. You've got to be able to evaluate different situations -- who's been performing the best -- not just narrow it down to quarterbacks. That's not right. If that's the case then you should make it a quarterback-only award." Peterson has been mentioned as a possible MVP candidate, along with the usual names like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Coincidently, Peterson and Manning will also be the top two players considered for the Comeback Player of the Year; Peterson with his recovery from major knee surgery, Manning returning from four neck surgeries. But Peterson said the MVP award would mean a lot to him because of how hard he worked this offseason to return from surgery at the end of December to repair two torn knee ligaments. Follow Brian Hall on Twitter.
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