Running back David Johnson retires at age 32 | The Sporting Base

Running back David Johnson retires at age 32

May 22, 2024

Running back David Johnson retires at age 32

According to Brenden Deeg of The Score on Sunday, National Football League running back David Johnson of Clinton, Iowa retired at the age of 32. Johnson spent eight seasons in the NFL. He was with the Arizona Cardinals from 2015 to 2019, the Houston Texans in 2020 and 2021, and the New Orleans Saints in 2022.

In 92 games, Johnson had 1007 rushes for 4071 rushing yards and 39 rushing touchdowns. He also had 277 catches for 2805 receiving yards and 18 touchdown catches.

Johnson’s finest NFL season came in 2016 with the Cardinals. That season he was selected to the Pro Bowl for the only time in his career. Johnson led the NFL with 2118 total yards from scrimmage, and 20 rushing and receiving touchdowns. He had 293 rushes for 1239 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns, alongside 80 catches for 879 receiving yards and four touchdown catches.

On March 16, 2020, Johnson was involved in a rare blockbuster NFL trade. He was traded from the Arizona Cardinals to the Houston Texans for Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins of Central, South Carolina. Also involved in the deal were three draft picks. The two draft picks that went to Houston were the second round pick and 40th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft (Texans selected defensive lineman Ross Blacklock of Missouri City, Texas) and the fourth round pick and 122nd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft (draft pick later traded to the Cincinnati Bengals, who selected nose tackle Tyler Shelvin of Lafayette, Louisiana). The draft pick that went to the Cardinals was the fourth round pick, 131st overall in the 2020 NFL Draft (Cardinals selected nose tackle Rashard Lawrence of Monroe, Louisiana).

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