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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53 14
David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2016

2
35 8
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
26 7
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 8
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
24 8
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 6
Tim Hightower is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2010, 2009

7
28 13
Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2015

8
24 11
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2004

9
18 6
Beanie Wells is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011

10
31 18
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2017

11
16 7
Rashard Mendenhall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2013

12
17 8
Andre Ellington is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2014

13
15 7
Marcel Shipp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2003

14
9 2
Michael Pittman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2001, 2000

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
7 1
Adrian Murrell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998

19
9 3
MacArthur Lane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1971

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

Seasons: 1996

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

Seasons: 1995

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

26
6 2
Wayne Morris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Wayne Morris

Seasons: 1978

27
6 2
Leeland McElroy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Arizona Cardinals Running Backs of All Time
Leeland McElroy

Seasons: 1997