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The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 1k votes 244 voters 7.7k views 27 items

Big fan of Arizona football? Then check out this list of Arizona Cardinals running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout Arizona Cardinals history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring 2018-2019 Arizona Cardinals and some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Cardinals RBs include Edgerrin James, Ottis Anderson, Terry Metcalf, and Tim Hightower. 

Who are the best running backs in Arizona Cardinals history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Arizona Cardinals starting running back.

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David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
David Johnson

Seasons: 2016

2
Ottis Anderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979

3
Terry Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons:  1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

4
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

5
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2017

6
Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2015

7
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2004

8
Tim Hightower is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009

9
Stump Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

10
Beanie Wells is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011

11
Andre Ellington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2014

12
Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Garrison Hearst

Seasons: 1995

13
Marcel Shipp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2003

14
Rashard Mendenhall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Rashard Mendenhall

Seasons: 2013

15
Michael Pittman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2001, 2000

16
Johnny Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990

17
Ronald Moore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Ronald Moore

Seasons: 1994, 1993

18
John Carlson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2014

19
MacArthur Lane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
MacArthur Lane

Seasons: 1971

20
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Thomas Jones

Seasons: 2002

21
Adrian Murrell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998

22
Donny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1972

23
Wayne Morris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Wayne Morris

Seasons: 1978

24
Leeland McElroy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Leeland McElroy

Seasons: 1997

25
LeShon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1996