One of the Arizona Cardinals more notable free agent signings hasn’t been making waves at camp.
When the Arizona Cardinals signed Darrel Williams in the offseason, there were a handful of experts and fans that wanted to instantly give him the second spot on the running back depth chart.
I mean, who could blame them? Williams had a breakout season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021, and the rest of the running backs on the Arizona Cardinals roster didn’t have much on their resume.
Well lo and behold, we’re less than a day away from the first preseason game of 2022 and Williams hasn’t made much of an impact as many thought he would. 2020 seventh-round pick Eno Benjamin could be outdueling him for the RB2 spot.
The Arizona Cardinals should play Eno Benjamin ahead of Darrel Williams regardless
Benjamin has been improving each year since he’s been on the team, and has been having a fantastic training camp. Nobody forgot his truck stick over former Arizona Cardinals instigator Dre Kirkpatrick last season either.
While Williams had a nice season in both rushing and receiving, it’s starting to look like Williams will be the third down back if anything at this point. 2022 should be the year that the Arizona Cardinals let their draft picks actually play.
It would be a great thing to see as constantly acquiring veterans who are basically rentals for a season or two has slowed this team down from knowing what they truly have. There’s still a lot of time left, but there’s no reason Benjamin can’t secure the second spot behind James Conner on the depth chart.
We’ll see who is victorious come Week 1 of the regular season.