Adrian Peterson on NFL MVP: "I'm going to win it."

Monday January 28th, 2013

Adrian Peterson Adrian Peterson believes he will win the NFL MVP award. (Andy Lyons, Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is feeling confident. So confident, in fact, that he has predicted he will win the NFL's Most Valuable Player award nearly one week before it is due to be given out.

Speaking to the Denver Post while in Honolulu for the Pro Bowl, Peterson said "I'm going to win it. I will get it," when asked about his chances for winning the award.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had previously poked fun at Peterson's proclamation, reportedly telling a gathering of NFL players and executives "Everyone should play like Adrian Peterson. The guy does everything full speed. The Pro Bowl. Promoting himself for MVP." The quip received many laughs, including from Peterson himself.

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