The Facts: The Cardinals said bringing Conner back was a priority, and the running back had said he wanted to stay. The sides made sure that happened Monday, when the veteran agreed to a new three-year contract as the free agent negotiating period just underway in the NFL.
Diehards Line: Conner led the team with 18 touchdowns in 2021, along with more than 1,100 yards rushing and receiving. But he also gave the team an element it had been missing, a big back that could aid in goal-line and short-yardage situations. Conner also brought with him a toughness that also helped on and off the field. ... The Cardinals were only able to keep half of their running back tandem. Chase Edmonds will reportedly receive a two-year deal and sign with the Dolphins, leaving an opening for Eno Benjamin to step into a much larger role.