Cardinals’ David Johnson Will Stake Claim to Title of NFL’s Best RB in 2016

June 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL has experienced something of a resurgence at the running back position in recent years. Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings remains the gold standard, but there are challengers to his throne in players like Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell and Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams.
Another may well be entering the league this year in top-five pick Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys.
However, by the time the dust settles on the 2016 campaign, there's going to be a new king of the mountain—a second-year pro who wasn't even the starter for his team for much of his rookie year.
For David Johnson of the Arizona Cardinals, the future is now.
Johnson began his rookie season third on the Redbirds' depth chart behind veterans Andre Ellington and Chris Johnson. When Ellington went down, CJ stepped in and played his best football in years, turning back the clock to his heyday with the Tennessee Titans.
Then CJ suffered a fractured leg in November, and it was ...

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