Arizona and running backs is the equivalent to Cleveland and quarterbacks. You do not want to end up there.
Well, the Cardinals signed fourth-year veteran Rashard Mendenhall … and guess what? He’s as plagued as they come.
Mendenhall, who was a first round pick in 2008, shot out of the gate in his rookie and sophomore seasons, but has staggered a bit the past couple years. Mendenhall tore his ACL two seasons ago, and was deactivated due to inconsistent play in 2012.
Let’s take a look at the list of Cardinals’ running backs in the last decade:
Ryan Williams (2011-present)
Beanie Wells (2009-2012)
Tim Hightower (2008-2010)
Edgerrin James (2006-2008)
J.J. Arrington (2005-2008)
Emmitt Smith (2003-2004)
Marcel Shipp (2001-2007)