Tyreek Hill welcomed rookie Bijan Robinson this week on his podcast, It Needed To Be Said.
Robinson is fully expected to take the league by storm after drawing the generational tag in the pre-draft process.
Running backs are not regarded as highly as they once were, but they are still respected amongst their peers.
It is a physically demanding position, maybe even more so than every other position.
Hill and Robinson both named their all-time top 5 running back lists.
The wide receiver of the Miami Dolphins started his list with Adrian Peterson as his top player, followed by Barry Sanders, Derrick Henry, Gale Sayers, and Eric Dickerson.
Robinson named Barry Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson, Marshall Faulk, Adrian Peterson, and Walter Payton.
When Hill was a teenager, Peterson was universally viewed as the league’s top runner. He came into the NFL in 2007.
Hill was 13 years old at that time. Growing up watching and idolizing a player obviously puts him higher in personal rankings.
Hill and Peterson have never faced each other on the football field.
The former Vikings franchise player is still not retired, news that was kind of surprising when it came out a few weeks ago.
Peterson turned 38 in March, an ancient age for a running back.
RBs usually decline in their late 20s and retire in their early 30s, but Peterson has always been a little different.
He led the league in rushing yards and touchdowns in 2015 at age 30 and racked up 2,097 yards in 2012, less than a year removed from a torn ACL.
The second-most yards in a single season all-time, just 8 yards behind Eric Dickerson’s record.
Carrying a suspect Vikings team into the playoffs led to a well-deserved MVP trophy.
He was the last non-quarterback to be named league MVP before it completely turned into a QB-only award. Peterson is also the all-time single-game rushing yard leader.
He tore up the Chargers in his rookie season for 296 yards, and it could’ve been more if not for a horse collar tackle late in the game.