Arizona Cardinals in good hands with Edmonds
Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds elevates to the number one back after injury to Kenyan Drake
A couple of weeks ago we wrote about how the Arizona Cardinals need to get running back Chase Edmonds the ball more. For the next few weeks they will be giving it to him more.
Yes, it will be out of necessity because of the injury news on Kenyan Drake on Monday. However he has already assumed the number one spot before. Drake’s injury is a slight tear of a ligament in his ankle. He will miss at least a few weeks.
When David Johnson was hurt last season, Edmonds came to the rescue and emerged as a guy that can play the number one spot. Edmonds has the same versatility that Johnson possesses.
Edmonds might be more versatile than Drake. We will see a lot of it in November. They have two weeks to prepare for the next game.
Edmonds again proved the point on Sunday night in their 37-34 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. He had 5 carries for 58-yards. He also caught 7 passes for 87-yards.
Edmonds being a dual threat can add a whole other dimension to the offense with quarterback Kyler Murray also being the dual threat that he is. Now they have so many ways they can go when moving the ball down the field.
Edmonds gives up a couple of inches on Drake but weight-wise they are almost the same person. Drake is 211 lbs and Edmonds is listed at 210.
It is unfortunate the Cardinals lose Drake just as he was getting going, though he was limited to just 34-yards on 14-carries prior to his injury on Sunday night. It would not be a surprise if the Cardinals move Drake to the injury reserve, which he only has to stay for three weeks this season.
The Cardinals likely keep Eno Benjamin active going forward but could look to the outside of the organization to add to the depth chart while Drake is out. However, the Cardinals are not in dire straits by any stretch because of Drake’s absence.