Last week, we broke down the Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks room. Continuing the series this week, we will break down and analyze the depth chart at running back, starting at the top and working our way to the bottom.
Trivia Question: How many Cardinals running backs have topped 1,000 yards from scrimmage as a rookie?
Trivia Answer: Four; Ottis Anderson (1979), Johnny Johnson (1990), Ronald Moore (1993) and Andre Ellington (2013).
Bonus Trivia: How many running backs have led the NFL in yards per carry as a rookie? The answer will come later, but the list is exclusive and you will want to stick around to see it.
Rashard Mendenhall retired after a subpar 2013 season with the Cardinals. As pusillanimous as his retirement may seem, the reality is that Mendenhall would not have started over Ellington this season, and teams likely showed little to no interest in his services.
Who else besides Ellington is on the roster and what do we know about them? Walk with me through the depth chart as we analyze Arizona’s stable of running backs to find out.