In a quarterback-driven league, we often place running backs in the back seat.
However, as the New Orleans Saints clearly demonstrated in their Super Bowl run, a balance between an aerial and ground game is an integral key to success.
Therefore, having a talented running back can be very beneficial in various aspects.
In order to be considered a great running back, in my mind, one must possess a rare combination of athleticism, vision, and the ability to break away from defenders.
The criteria for my top 10 running backs is overall skill and production as well as versatility. My rankings are primarily based on who I would personally want in my backfield for an entire season.
Even though there is a consensus No. 1 and 2, be prepared to witness some surprising selections for the remaining.
Therefore, without further ado, here are my Top 10 Running Backs in the NFL.
Note: I have listed statistics by total yards from scrimmage. I feel that a running back's overall services both in the passing and rushing game are important.