Hmm, so you'd rather have 7-8 years of average play over 4-5 years of transcendent play? That's the kind of logic that would lead one to choose Tony Romo over Peyton Manning ("But Romo's got more years ahead of him!")
ap without a second thought
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Add in Gerhart who himself is decent and it really is no contest.
AP 100 out of 100 times
So, just because you have Adrian Peterson, you aren't allowed to have any other Running Backs? Pierre Thomas and Cadet are a dime a dozen backs. Ingram has yet to prove anything at the NFL level, and Sproles is valuable as pass catching back, but he can't carry a full NFL workload.
You can't say: Hey! Your going to get 5 years out of AP, while I'm going to get 20 combined years out of my 4 Running backs combined! Well, yeah, if you add in the Minnesota backup running backs Gerhart and whomever else, that will also amount to nearly 20 years, correct?
And even after AP breaks down, it wouldn't be that hard to find another Pierre Thomas
Ap 1,000,000 out of 1,000,000.
It's not even close.
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Sorry, T.O. I'll take Adrian Peterson as well. After his shelf life was over I'd have faith that the Saints could find other backs to pick it up. AP is going to end his career as one of the best ever to play RB.
This is like asking someone going into war if they would rather take 5 9mm or one 50 cal machine gun with them.
Lulz, this deserved a bump.
I understand what the OP is saying, that having a lot of depth is better than just one guy. But this is Adrian Peterson we're talking about. The guy is head and shoulders better than any running back in the league right now. You take him every time
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