But which running backs are the greatest right now? In order to rank the top running backs in the NFL coming into the 2022 season, we crunched some stats and performed an analysis. We anticipate that in 2022 there will be many shocks and grounds for disagreement. Here is our list of the top RBs in the NFL this year, despite that.
The top running back in the NFL still deserves to be ranked among the league’s most dynamic playmakers, even though the position has been somewhat devalued. In fact, it’s possible to make the case that more than a dozen of the NFL’s top running backs in 2022 are true stars.
10. David Montgomery
David Montgomery hasn’t had it easy while playing for the Bears, and things could stay the same in 2022. He deserves a lot of praise, though, for being so successful in his first three years of work.
If he hadn’t been limited to just 13 games, Montgomery would have easily surpassed 1,000 yards last season for the second consecutive year. He’s improved as a pass-catcher as well, which wasn’t one of his strengths when he graduated from college. Montgomery will be among the league’s top running backs if he can remain healthy and play the entire 2022 season, even on a terrible club.
9. Joe Mixon
Falling off a season in which he was chosen to the Master Bowl and played in the Super Bowl, Joe Mixon’s vocation circular segment is definitely on the ascent. Remember that he was restricted to only six games in 2020 however returned solid with more than 1,200 surging yards and 13 hurrying scores a year ago.
He presently has three 1,000-yard seasons on his resume over his initial five seasons in the association. With the upgrades the Bengals have made to their hostile line this year, the 2022 season could be awesome of Mixon’s profession.
8. Ezekiel Elliott
Indeed, even with more than 1,000 yards surging last season, there are signs that Ezekiel Elliott is beginning to decline only a tad, maybe on the grounds that the Cowpokes utilized him a ton right off the bat in his vocation.
Also, Dallas has Tony Pollard to share a portion of the conveys.
Regardless, Elliott hasn’t been to the Genius Bowl in consecutive seasons with the two his yards for each convey and getting yards enduring a shot. That being said, it’s best not to go over the top with his downfall. Elliott is still only 27 and ought to have a few decent years in front of him, significance he’ll probably be a main 10 running back in 2022.
7. Alvin Kamara
It’s elusive a back in the present game who has a superior mix of surging and getting abilities. Among every running back, Alvin Kamara is first class at getting the ball and making plays in the passing game.
Strangely, he’s falling off a vocation low in getting yards last year, despite the fact that he actually had five getting scores. Furthermore, a drop in his numbers last year can be credited to missing a couple of games because of injury. Remaining sound has been Kamara’s greatest shortcoming during his vocation. In any case, at whatever point he’s on the field, he’s pretty much as risky as any running back in the NFL.
6. Aaron Jones
The Packers are as yet receiving the rewards of taking Aaron Jones in the fifth round of the draft a couple of years prior. His numbers took a slight plunge last year with AJ Dillon procuring more contacts. Be that as it may, Jones stays a useful and flexible running back.
He’s averaging 5.1 yards per convey for his vocation and has been at 5.5 yards per convey or better in three of his five genius seasons. Jones has additionally shown to be one of the better backs in the association at getting passes, making him one of the most balanced moves in the NFL who’s forever been at the cusp of hoisting himself close by the tip top rushers.
5. Christian McCaffrey
In the wake of playing only 10 games over the last two seasons, clearly Christian McCaffrey’s stock is down heading into 2022. However, that doesn’t mean he misses the mark on potential to be one of the top running backs in the association this year.
He simply needs to remain solid.
Remember that the last time McCaffrey was solid, he had more than 1,300 surging yards and north of 1,000 getting yards. Obviously, that will be hard to imitate. In any case, regardless of whether McCaffrey can imitate 80% of that unbelievable 2019 season, his numbers will contrast well with pretty much any running back in the association. In addition, with the quarterback inquiries in Carolina, he ought to get a lot of chances to contact the ball in the event that he can remain solid.
4. Dalvin Cook
Notwithstanding always being unable to remain good for a full season, Dalvin Cook actually projects as one of the most outstanding running backs in the NFL this year. Indeed, even without playing a full season, he’s been a 1,000-yard rusher and an Expert Bowler in three straight seasons.
He’s the kind of sprinter who can convey an offense practically without any assistance. In the event that Cook can remain sound, he could challenge as the top back in the association this season. Be that as it may, regardless of whether he misses a couple of games, excluding him from the main five is hard.
3. Nick Chubb
With Master Bowl solicitations in three straight years, Scratch Chubb has without a doubt entered the exclusive class of NFL running backs as he heads into his fifth genius season. He’s missed a sum of seven games over the last two seasons yet has still had the option to obscure 1,000 yards every year while likewise averaging no less than 5.5 yards per convey.
At age 26, Chubb ought to have a couple of additional years at his pinnacle, and if can remain solid this year, there’s not a really obvious explanation for why he won’t be one of the top running backs in 2022.
2. Derrick Henry
A physical issue abbreviated season in 2021 may be the main thing keeping Henry from the first spot on this list. There must be some inquiry for Derrick Henry falling off that injury, particularly at his age.
Obviously, he’s as yet the person who drove the NFL in both surging yards and hurrying scores in 2019 and 2020. Henry won Hostile Player of the Year praises in 2020 and has conveyed the Tennessee offense over the last couple of seasons.
Indeed, even in only eight games last year, he came up a simple 63 yards short of 1,000 hurrying yards. Expecting to be he’s solid, Henry ought to perform at an undeniable level in 2022.
1. Jonathan Taylor
It’d be unthinkable and untrustworthy not to put Jonathan Taylor at the first spot on this list.
In truth, he’s just been in the association for two seasons while the running backs right behind him are somewhat more settled. Yet, he’s falling off an exceptional 2021 mission wherein he scrambled for more than 1,800 yards and 18 scores while likewise showing his chops as a recipient.
Taylor likewise tied the NFL record by having eight straight games with no less than 100 hurrying yards and a score. Regardless of whether his history isn’t as long as some others, he’s accepted the mantle as the best running back in the association and is probably going to be one of the NFL’s greatest stars in 2022.