Former Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake is now the starter in the Arizona Cardinals backfield. While initially coming over to Arizona by way of a trade from the Dolphins midway through last season, Drake initially shared the workload with fellow running back David Johnson, who has since been traded to the Houston Texans.
With Drake now officially the team’s top rusher on the depth chart, the veteran running back believes that will have quite the high ceiling moving forward.
“I feel like the best ability is availability,” Drake recently said, via Scott Bordow of The Athletic. “Since I’ve been in the league, I’ve been fairly healthy. … So I’m really trying to put my body in a situation where I can take the load or get X amount of carries or touches in general.
“I feel like my ceiling is as high as I’ll take it.”
It is also worth noting that Drake seems to be in a pretty solid place in the desert as the former Dolphins running back has continued to thrive as a member of the Cardinals.
“I tell people all the time I would play this game for free if the NFL didn’t pay me so handsomely,” Drake added.
Unfortunately for Drake and company, though, the Cardinals currently play in the toughest division in the entire NFL. The NFC West will be absolutely loaded in 2020-21 as the upstart and much improved Cardinals will be joined by the Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, and defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers.