Adrian Peterson and Jim Brown
No one will ever dominate the NFL the way Jim Brown did. But Peterson dominates the league in his own way. Peterson’s rugged rushing style harkens back to Brown’s glory days; when he batters the defense 25 times per game, it feels like 1963 all over again. Yet Peterson’s most Brown-like qualities are his perseverance and almost superhuman durability. Brown remains an outspoken, indomitable presence decades after he left the field. Peterson will become the same … if he ever leaves the field.