Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
I'd probably put AP ahead of Martin already, but it's close. Both 5x All Pros. Both led the league twice rushing. Peterson won an MVP, Martin was a key player on a Super Bowl team.
You can't look at AP for what you think he'll do in the coming years. Current evaluations have to be done as though his career ended tomorrow.
Right now, that's the range he's in. There is a lot to be said for longevity, too, and a guy being able to remain elite over a long period of time. AP hasn't had the chance to show that yet. He may, but he hasn't.
You say that, but put Emmit in that second tier.