Edmonds ended up getting more playing time than some of us initially thought he would get in his rookie season. After all, he was backing up David Johnson.
Turns out Edmonds not only saw filler time but was inserted into the game at crucial times such as third down conversions. It didn’t come without controversy but even Johnson himself admitted at times he had to play better.
Edmonds had 208-yards rushing and two touchdowns last season. He was given the ball inside the 10 several times.
He is a hard runner, tough to bring down. However like Johnson, he is left learning a new offense once again. Sometimes changing coaches that early in a player’s career can hurt.
If Johnson spends more time out as a receiver, it could allow the Cardinals to use Edmonds more at running back. He got 60 carries in 2018 but is likely to see more in 2019, even in Kliff Kingsbury‘s Air Raid offense.