The Arizona Cardinals have a lot of issues on and off the field right now but they are just fine at running back
Any suggestion that the Arizona Cardinals need to fix their running back core should have their head examined. You can say a lot of things about the Cardinals right now but suggesting David Johnson‘s days may be numbered and should be considered for replacement is ridiculous.
Now, I came across this nonsense on social media on Thursday. As the topic of cornerback Patrick Peterson and the idea of trading was prevalent, someone jumped to Johnson and suggesting the Cardinals need running back help.
First of all, nothing is going to happen with Peterson. At least not yet. The Cardinals may not even be considering moving him despite his reported unhappiness.
Secondly, what exactly is wrong with the Cardinals running back situation. They have the perfect situation. Behind Johnson is second year back Chase Edmonds, who saw a lot more time than some expected last year.
Behind Edmonds is T.J. Logan. They are all different runners but all will be able to adapt to the new Cardinals offense.
The Cardinals will not be trading Johnson or Peterson. There just really isn’t enough they could get back for either one of them at this point. They are still that valuable.
Now, maybe a year from now if Johnson never regained what he was back in 2016, sure, maybe the Cardinals consider moving him. It’s not happening anytime soon however.
Running back is really the only position that should remain untouched this summer. Sure, they may add or change the backups after Edmonds. There are seven backs on the roster currently. It would be shocking if the Cardinals kept more than three.
That means one spot left after Johnson and Edmonds. Maybe a guy like Donate Strickland can surprise? He got an invite to stick around for OTA’s after rookie mini-camp.