Johnson is excited to work out of shotgun formations in new coach Kliff Kingsbury's offense, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "I actually love that," Johnson said. "I did that in college. That's all we did in college is the gun, a read-option-type thing. I think it really opens up more space for me and makes me able to read the defense a little bit more."
Johnson won't be a forgotten player during draft season, but his lackluster showing last year (3.6 yards per carry, just five games with 100-plus yards from scrimmage) and a lost campaign in 2017 could make him a bit of a bargain. As mentioned, his experience with Kingsbury's favored scheme may help him harken back to his 2016 breakout, when he cranked out 2,118 scrimmage yards and 20 total touchdowns. Perhaps the only question yet to be answered is who will be directing the Cardinals offense this season. The incumbent is 2018 first-rounder Josh Rosen, but 2018 Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray frequently has been linked with Kingsbury since he was hired in January. A running back can be a young quarterback's best friend, so Johnson shouldn't have a problem producing no matter who is under center. Apr 10 8:56 pm (EST)
- Johnson will be looking to bounce back under a new coaching staff in 2019, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
- Johnson rushed for 62 yards on 17 carries during Sunday's 27-24 loss to Seattle. He also caught three of his four targets, managing six receiving yards on the afternoon.
- Johnson rushed 10 times for just 35 yards but brought in one of five targets for a 32-yard touchdown reception in the Cardinals' 31-9 loss to the Rams on Sunday. All David Johnson News
2019 PRESEASON PROJECTIONS
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2018 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||38||130||1||15||7||106||1|
|Dec 30||L 27 - 24||@ SEA||17||62||0||3||6||0|
|Dec 23||L 31 - 9||LA||10||35||0||1||32||1|
|Dec 16||L 40 - 14||@ ATL||11||33||1||3||68||0|
|Dec 09||L 17 - 3||DET||15||49||0||8||12||0|
|Dec 02||W 20 - 17||@ GB||20||69||0||1||3||0|
|Nov 25||L 45 - 10||@ LAC||17||63||0||2||16||0|
|Nov 18||L 23 - 21||OAK||25||137||0||1||17||0|
|Nov 11||L 26 - 14||@ KC||21||98||1||7||85||1|
|Oct 28||W 18 - 15||SF||16||59||0||4||41||0|
|Oct 18||L 45 - 10||DEN||14||39||0||3||31||0|
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