In honor of Adrian Peterson NOT breaking his record I'd like to give a shoutout to the dude who's name doesn't come up often enough in the GOAT discussions. Maybe it's because his career flamed out somewhat early and contract disputes and injuries throughout his career hindered him somewhat but he's still right there with the all-time greats. As great a season as AD had it still wasn't quite as good as ED's. ED not only has the greatest rushing season ever, he also has 3 of the top 20 rushing seasons in NFL history. Dickerson is still the fastest player to 10,000 yards for a career in 91 games, nobody will probably ever touch that either. He also has the single game playoff rushing record.
2. "Props to ED ... some trivia about his 2105 rushing season:" In response to Reply # 0
Was only his 2nd year in the league when he set the record Did not have ONE 50 yard run all season Fumbled 14 times Rams ran the ball 60+% of the time Averaged 5.6 ypg Week 3, only rushed for 49yds Week 9, only rushed for 39yds Ran for 100 yards 12x Contract issues the very next season (1985) Traded just two years later, during strike-season (1987)
4. "I think part of the reason he's somewhat under appreciated is he..." In response to Reply # 0
was one of those athletes that was so talented he made it look easy. He was the perfect combination of size, speed, vision, and power. He just looked like he gliding out there when he was running the football.