Arizona’s running game
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray may hesitate to run so often in 2021 after doing so wore him down in 2020. Either way, Murray is still a threat to tear defenses apart with his legs every time he drops back to throw.
However, Chase Edmonds and James Conner are two ideal complementary running backs. Edmonds is a dual-threat back who can take runs outside and he can also catch passes out of the backfield. Conner can be a bruiser if he gets past his own injury issues and he has the size to pound the rock between the tackles.
If Arizona’s running game remains solid like it was last season, it will force defenses to creep up, allowing Murray to either go over the top with DeAndre Hopkins and A.J. Green, or he can slide it underneath to Rondale Moore.
Once again, it gives Moore plenty of opportunities with opposing defenses not just worrying about a Pro Bowl receiver; but also about a Pro Bowl quarterback that also has the luxury of a former Pro Bowl running back (Conner) and a jack-of-all-trades (Edmonds) in the backfield.
And once again, we’re looking at a common denominator featuring proven players. The one unproven commodity? That would be Moore, at least in the early stages of the season. Because defenses must key on Hopkins and Murray at the very least, Moore is the odd man out. Giving him even more opportunities.