Adrian Peterson Says Bridgewater Reminds Him Of Tom Brady Because Of His Mediocre Passes

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Cte is real, folks. Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson has played almost his entire 9-year career without the services of an elite QB. (One season with Brett Favre in 2009) According to the league’s leading rusher in 2015, his current QB Teddy Bridgewater is up next and he’s showing signs of the great Tom Brady.

Via ProFootballTalk:

“His third year in, that’s a moment when a young guy really just comes to himself,” Peterson said, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “I feel like these past two years have been good. His first year I felt like was an awesome opportunity with me not being back there to really kind of have a load on his shoulders. Then last year we went through those first couple of weeks just kind of balancing things out with me being back there. I feel like this year with how I feel the offensive line will perform that’s just going to make him an even better player. Just having more time to sit back there in the pocket and deliver the ball.”

Peterson went on to say who Bridgewater reminds him of:

“He reminds me of a Tom Brady because Tom Brady is great at those mediocre passes,” Peterson said. “Those short passes and mid-range passes and that’s exactly what Teddy does as well. He’s the type of guy that needs the receiver that runs routes and that’s at a specific location that you’re practicing. So I feel like with the additions that we’ve made to the offensive line and of course me envisioning what I’ll be able to bring to the offense as well I think that’s going to make his job a lot easier. With that he’ll feel more comfortable and he can really get back there and just play his game. So I’m expecting big things from Teddy this year.”

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