Ronnie Hillman is a former starter who could have value
It wasn’t long ago that Ronnie Hillman was a big part of the Denver Broncos offense. He was the leading rusher for the 2015 team that would go on to win a Super Bowl, having ran for 863 yards and seven touchdowns. He also caught 24 passes.
In 2016, Hillman moved on, splitting his time between the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers. He didn’t see much action, and had just 131 yards rushing, at a clip of only 3.2 yards per carry. He didn’t have any touchdowns either.
If the Cardinals decide to look at a running back with starting experience, they might not look further than Hillman. He is also a speedy receiver, who could come off of the bench and change the pace, giving them a home run threat outside of Johnson.
Hillman wouldn’t be a big splash in free agency, but he’d be an affordable option who can make some plays in limited action. He’s still young, at 25, and doesn’t have a lot of wear on his legs. The Cardinals don’t need a superstar, but Hillman has had some success in the NFL, and he brings enough talent to possibly be a target this offseason.