Originally Posted by D.J.
The three posters above me are spot on. If Peterson could never play again or was only a shadow of his former self, he's on the same level as Terrell Davis. HOF calibur talent and certainly on that path, but just not around for long enough. You can point to the advancement of technology all you want, the odds are not in AP's favor.
i think this should all boil down to how much AP changes his game style after his operations. This is a huge obstacle for football players who are forced to change because of an injury. Sometimes it pays off, but most of the time, it really turns them into a mediocre running back who is nothing more than an after thought.