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The last word weapon out of the backfield, David Johnson has executed properly to solidify his case as arguably the NFL’s prime offensive playmaker.
And the best way his head coach sees it, with Johnson getting into simply his third season with the Arizona Cardinals, the sky is the restrict.
Bruce Arians defined as a lot in an look on “Good Morning Soccer” on Wednesday, referencing simply how shut his star operating again got here to becoming a member of the 1,000/1,000 membership.
“He ought to have had it final yr,” Arians stated, by way of Conor Orr of NFL.com. “He busted some routes in September that may have put him over simply. I used to be on his tail slightly bit early within the season. I feel he in all probability had an opportunity had he not gotten harm in that final recreation, and thank goodness, knock on wooden, he is high-quality.
“However yeah, I do not assume there’s a ceiling for him. He can run the soccer, he can begin at extensive receiver … so we simply have to observe that we do not overwork him.”
Ending a season with over 1,000 dashing yards and 1,000 receiving yards would put Johnson in elite firm. Solely two gamers, Marshall Faulk and Roger Craig, have completed the feat in league historical past.
Johnson, who figures to be a well-liked No. 1 general decide in upcoming fantasy soccer drafts, completed his spectacular sophomore season with 1,239 dashing yards, 879 receiving yards, and 20 complete touchdowns.
No matter whether or not turns into the third member of the 1,000/1,000 membership, the previous third-rounder is unquestionable an all-objective stud. And sustaining his manufacturing can be an awesome assist in the Cardinals’ efforts to get again to the playoffs.