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Cardinals RB David Johnson confident of returning to 2016 form

David Johnson, Cardinals

Through the first nine games played in the 2018 season, Arizona Cardinals former Pro Bowl running back David Johnson has seen a continued uptick in his production.

In recent weeks, he has shown flashes of what has earned the reputation of being regarded as one of the top all-around running backs in the league. This is something that Johnson believes he can recapture his 2016 form that saw him put together a breakout year, according to Bob Mcmanaman of the Arizona Republic.

Johnson hasn’t exactly produced at the level had hoped initially with the goal of reaching 1,000 receiving and rushing yards each this season, but he has notched 492 rushing yards with six touchdowns along with 31 receptions for 292 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. Johnson is coming off his best performance of the year posting 98 rushing yards and a touchdown along with seven catches for 85 receiving yards and a touchdown in the 26-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

That said, he is looking to get back to producing like arguably the best running back in the league where he showed off his versatility back in the 2016 campaign where he the franchise records for yards from scrimmage (2,118) and touchdowns (20) while earning a Pro Bowl selection and a first-team All-Pro nod back in 2016. Johnson is a game-changing factor and recent coaching changes have ramped up his role in the offense and could see some highly productive weeks ahead.

The opportunities will be there for Johnson. It will just be on him to take advantage of the situation in front of him to demonstrate why he’s one of the top running backs in the league.