The running back position is one that’s evolved more than just about any other over the past decade. Gone are the days of big 250-pound pound running backs carrying the ball 25 times a game and not being much of a factor catching passes. Now, NFL teams are looking for more versatility at at the position, typically with a committee of players.
A lot of teams are going with a group of players who have differing skill sets, which keeps the backs fresh and healthy for the long haul of a 16-game season. But that’s not always the case — especially if a team has someone as capable as Ezekiel Elliott, David Johnson or Le’Veon Bell.
We ranked the 12 best running back situations in the league, which doesn’t account for running quarterbacks or offensive line play. Only depth and talent at the position.