Well, let's not leave this to my judgment. The only way to really determine who most resembles Superman would be to take it to the grid!
And without further ado ...
|Player||Cam Newton||Adrian Peterson||Give it to ...|
|AKA:||Ace Boogie (seriously)||A.D.||Peterson. A.D. sort of sounds like a superhero. Ace Boogie sounds like a "South Park" parody.|
|Origin:||Earth||Earth||Push. Although Peterson might need to produce a video of his birth at some point to prove this is real.|
|Faster than a speeding bullet (faster 40 time)?||4.59||4.40||Peterson. Cam's 40-time is pretty good for a quarterback, but Peterson takes it here.|
|More powerful than a locomotive?||Yes||Yes||Push|
|Able to leap small buildings (or at least defenders) in a single bound (vertical leap)?||35 inches||38.5 inches||Peterson|
|Special powers:||Ability to not open his eyes in a press conference after his team loses||Able to recover from a devastating injury in record time. In other words, he's practically bulletproof.||Peterson. Superman's alter ego Clark Kent was a reporter. Do you think he would address the media in such a manner?|
|Nemesis:||Matty Ice||A-Rod||Newton. At least his nemesis has a name which sounds like a super villain. A-Rod sounds like a dude at a kegger on fraternity row.|
|His kryptonite:||New York Giants||Brett Favre||Peterson. Like Superman with Lex Luthor, Favre and Peterson were friends (or so you would like to believe), but he becomes his worst enemy as he throws away his chance for the Super Bowl.|
|Moment you knew he was special:||Threw for more than 400 yards in his first two NFL games.||Rushed for 103 yards in his first game as a pro. Then galloped for 224 yards and three touchdowns against the Bears in Week 5 of his rookie season. Then he followed that up with 296 yards and three touchdowns against the Chargers three weeks later.||Peterson. The NFL was coming off a lockout when Newton first showed up, so the slight edge goes to Peterson.|
|Bizzaro version:||Vince Young||Darren McFadden||Push|
There's no need to go on, Adrian Peterson is the true Superman of the NFL.