Position #3: running back
Kenyan Drake couldn’t cut it in 2020. He rushed for just 4.0 yards per carry and fell short of 1,000 yards. He was also a non-factor for the most part in the passing game. Although he scored 10 rushing touchdowns, most came within just a few yards of the goal line.
Chase Edmonds can either lead or be a part of a stellar running back committee. He struggles as a featured back, but he’s one of the most explosive complementary backs in football. So he needs a tag team partner in the backfield.
And right now, there are several great options in the market that will provide an immediate upgrade over Drake. Aaron Jones would be the real deal if he doesn’t re-sign in Green Bay. But Chris Carson would be more than a steal if he’s wearing cardinal red in 2021. Phillip Lindsay is another solid option since the Denver Broncos practically threw him to the wayside in 2020.
Regardless, the Cardinals are getting a solid upgrade at running back if they choose not to re-sign Drake and bring in a proven back. Drake played well in 2019, but his production fell in 2020. Those listed above have shown a greater amount of consistency than Drake, and are more than worth the look.