The Arizona Cardinals might need to add some running back help this offseason
The Arizona Cardinals boast one of the NFL’s best running backs in David Johnson. After rushing for over 1,200 yards and totaling more than 2,100 yards and 20 touchdowns, it looks like the team is set at that spot. However, behind Johnson on the depth chart, things are up in the air.
Chris Johnson started 2016 as the primary backup, but suffered a serious injury after playing in just four games. He’s also a free agent, and age and cost might keep him from returning. Andre Ellington played in all 16 games, but didn’t proved much production. He’s a free agent as well. Stephan Taylor and Kerwynn Williams rounded out the list of running backs who played in 2016. Taylor is also a free agent.
Running back is a position that requires solid depth. Injuries are common, and teams are almost required to have a second option off the bench. Right now, the Cardinals don’t have that guy.
Free agency is right around the corner, and the NFL Draft is coming. The Cardinals are going to add a running back through one or the other. Here are five running backs that could be playing in Arizona in 2017.