Big money for RBs a thing of the past

As Chris Johnson will soon learn, teams have devalued the position in free agency

Originally Published: April 3, 2014
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Greatness will always demand an exception.

The Minnesota Vikings made one for Adrian Peterson three years ago. Peterson is the face of the Vikings' franchise. He is special. With a salary of nearly $16 million due this season, Peterson is the only running back in the National Football League who is even sniffing quarterback money.

Peterson is the exception.

Otherwise, the value teams are placing on running backs continues to drop. For all but the rare, transcendent player, ...

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