NFL The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time  

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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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57 14
David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2016

2
38 10
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
29 10
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

4
25 10
Terry Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons:  1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

5
26 11
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2004

6
29 14
Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2015

7
24 10
Stump Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

8
21 8
Tim Hightower is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009

9
32 19
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2017

10
19 8
Andre Ellington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2014

11
18 8
Beanie Wells is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011

12
16 8
Marcel Shipp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2003

13
9 2
Michael Pittman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2001, 2000

14
10 3
Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1995

15
10 3
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2002

16
10 3
Johnny Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990

17
14 7
John Carlson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2014

18
16 9
Rashard Mendenhall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2013

19
7 1
Adrian Murrell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998

20
9 3
MacArthur Lane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1971

21
9 3
LeShon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1996

22
7 2
Ronald Moore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Ronald Moore

Seasons: 1994, 1993

23
6 1
Cid Edwards is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Cid Edwards

Seasons: 1970

24
7 2
Tony Jordan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Tony Jordan

Seasons: 1989

25
7 3
Donny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1972