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Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?

Updated September 22, 2021 52.4k votes 8.6k voters 59.6k views79 items

List RulesVote up the most accomplished running backs currently playing in the NFL.

Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now? Using a combination of speed, strength, and agility, NFL running backs must carry the football through elite defenses. During the rush to a touchdown, they must avoid getting tackled and fumbling the ball, which sounds easier than it is. Only the most athletic halfbacks, tailbacks, and fullbacks are able to juke and spin their way onto this list of the best running backs in the NFL right now. Some of whom might even end up among the greatest running backs in football history.

There are a lot of great NFL running backs right now, such as Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott, and Dalvin Cook. However, as the NFL transition to backfields by committee, it's become more common for backfield duos to split touches like Nick Chubb + Kareem Hunt in Cleveland, Ronald Jones + Leonard Fournette in Tampa, or Zack Moss + Devin Singletary in Buffalo.

Vote up the athletes you think are the best running backs in the NFL right now, and help decide who is the best rusher in the NFL.

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