As for Emmitt Smith's mark of 18,355 yards, Peterson told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that he can get there by Week 16 of the 2017 season, well ahead of his current pace of Week 4 of 2019.
Peterson currently has 8,849 yards. By his estimate, he would need to average 120.3 yards per game over a 79-game span to collect the 9,507 yards needed.
"Whoo. That's pushing it, huh? But hey, pushing it is the only way to do it. You know it," he told the Star-Tribune.