Arizona Cardinals Running Back group is one in transition

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The Arizona Cardinals running back group is undergoing a change for 2022.

After seeing the departure of Chase Edmonds, who spent the last few seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, what’s going to happen with the position group? First, of course, there are always newcomers and those who’ve been trying to get more playing time for years.

Is the state of the Arizona Cardinals’ running game in a good, okay, or bad state? That will be covered as we look back on 2021, the current state, and what we can expect from the newest running back class.

So let’s jump into a reflection on the 2021 season.

The Arizona Cardinals running backs contributed to one of the most productive in the last decade.

When it comes to the 2021 running backs (and, of course, the others that contributed), they were the best Cardinals group since 2010 in terms of rushing yards. Chase Edmonds, James Conner, Eno Benjamin, and company helped rack up 2,237 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Considering that the Arizona Cardinals are supposed to be an air-raid offense, this is a great sign. The pass has opened up the rushing attack, and if the offensive line (mainly the interior) can improve, this number should be able to increase once again in 2022.

Conner nearly set the team rushing touchdowns record and total touchdowns record. Conner will head into this season as the lead back, but who will take RB2 duties?