Adrian Peterson 100% sure he will win MVP

Published On January 28, 2013 | By Kimberly Petalas

Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings during warm ups before the Pro Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL’s award for Most Valuable Player won’t be announced until Super Bowl eve, but Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is 100 percent certain he will win it. 

“I’m going to win it. I will get it,” Peterson told Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post while in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl.

Peyton Manning is Peterson’s biggest competition for the award. Both players showed off their skill in the Pro Bowl on Jan. 27.

Manning started the rivalry between the two when he told the stars of the AFC and NFC that: “Everyone should play like Adrian Peterson. The guy does everything full speed. The Pro Bowl. Promoting himself for MVP.”

“I thought it was funny, man,” Peterson said referring to Manning’s comments. “Manning is always pulling somebody’s chain. This time, he got me. That’s just the way he is. And I have a ton of respect for him.”

Peterson’s certainty about winning might not be so far-fetched. Peterson had a fantastic season by any standards. He rushed for 2,097 yards, nine yards shy of breaking the all-time NFL rushing record.

Manning also had a good season, throwing for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns.

The MVP award will be announced on Feb. 2.

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.