Looking at Gore's numbers (and of course his age) it doesnt look like he will get another 3,000 yards to break Smiths records. Assuming Adrian Peterson doesnt have some miraculous 3rd life in the league, Emmitt is all but assured of breaking another record - the number of years being on top. Its already been 18 years since Emmitt broke the record The record for how long someone has held the career record is Jim Browns 21 years. The way the game has changed he may hold it for 40 or 50. But you never know how the game can change again.