2. Kenyan Drake
Ahead of the trade deadline, the Cardinals decided to acquire Kenyan Drake via trade from the Miami Dolphins. The move was initially made with the intention to have a running back to fill in for David Johnson while he recovered from an injury.
But even when Johnson returned, Drake continued to thrive in the offense as the starter. In just eight games with Arizona, Drake totaled 814 yards from scrimmage and eight touchdowns.
As the regular season progressed, it was evident that Drake was a perfect fit for Kliff Kingsbury’s offense. For this reason, the Cardinals should prioritize re-signing Drake in free agency.
In today’s NFL, teams are regretting the decision to pay running backs a large sum of money—including the Cardinals. At the same time, Drake wouldn’t command as much as the top running backs in the NFL and he’s still nearly as productive.