In recent years, the NFL has been considered a pass-happy league, with only five teams attempting fewer than 500 attempts in 2019. However, that doesn’t mean that teams around the league don’t have talented backfields at their disposal.
With the league trending toward being pass-oriented, running backs are being asked to do more in terms of being a receiving threat. Still, there are going to be more traditional running backs like Derrick Henry that still have success in the NFL.
On the other hand, some teams decide to have a deep backfield in case of injuries or for schematic purposes. When deciphering what teams boast the best backfields, it’s hard to determine where each one should land.
Some honorable mentions that didn’t make the cut were the Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and the Green Bay Packers. Each of those teams have some semblance of an argument to make the list. Without further ado, here are the top five running backs rooms entering the 2020 NFL season.