Heading into the 2021 season, Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds has Pro Bowl potential.
Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds is expected to open the 2021 season as the team’s No. 1 running back, with James Conner coming in as the top backup. Now that he will likely play most of the snaps, look for Edmonds to earn his first Pro Bowl nod.
Is the idea farfetched? Not really, when you look at his past performances and the potential he has shown to routinely pick up between five and six yards on the ground. Edmonds’ potential while running the football, coupled with a monster game back in 2019 against the New York Giants when he played most of the snaps, shows that he can handle the spotlight.
Edmonds‘ skills on the ground and what he has done as a receiver during his career, especially after he logged a respectable catch percentage and four receiving touchdowns in 2020, makes for a great combination heading into next season.
And finally, the Cardinals played behind a mediocre offensive line that was penalty-prone, among other issues, in 2020. Despite this, Arizona still finished seventh in the NFL in rushing offense last season.
Now that the team has made improvements to the line, look for Edmonds to further reap the benefits. Let’s discuss three reasons why Edmonds is a Pro Bowl-caliber running back this year.