Former Iowa standout Albert Young hopes to become the backup at running back to Adrian Peterson for the Minnesota Vikings. Young spent last season as the third team running back but the opportunity to move up occurred when Chester Taylor signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears.
Young says he likes to emphasize the fact that the job is not his, but he says the opportunity is there and he wants it and needs to act upon it. Young says he knows the Vikings could bring in a free agent running back or get one in this week’s draft. He says he can only control what he can control.
Young says having been with the Vikings for a couple of years is an advantage for him, as he says you have to know the system to know what is going on. He says Adrian Peterson is the main ball carrier and when he comes in on third down, he knows he has to protect Brett Favre.
Young appeared in seven games for the Vikings in 2009.