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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40 9
David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2016

2
27 6
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
19 3
Edgerrin James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2008, 2007, 2006

4
20 6
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
20 6
Stump Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986

6
20 8
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2004

7
22 10
Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2015

8
27 15
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2017

9
13 4
Tim Hightower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2010, 2009

10
13 5
John Carlson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2014

11
13 5
Rashard Mendenhall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2013

12
14 6
Andre Ellington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2014

13
8 1
MacArthur Lane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1971

14
12 5
Marcel Shipp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2005, 2003

15
12 5
Beanie Wells is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2012, 2011

16
7 1
Ronald Moore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Ronald Moore Seasons: 1994, 1993

17
7 1
Michael Pittman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2001, 2000

18
7 2
Johnny Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990

19
7 2
Garrison Hearst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1995

20
6 1
Cid Edwards is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Cid Edwards Seasons: 1970

21
7 3
Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 2002

22
6 2
Tony Jordan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Tony Jordan Seasons: 1989

23
6 2
LeShon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1996

24
6 2
Donny Anderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1972

25
5 1
Leeland McElroy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Leeland McElroy Seasons: 1997

26
5 1
Adrian Murrell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Seasons: 1999, 1998

27
4 2
Wayne Morris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Wayne Morris Seasons: 1978