The Football GM: Ranking the running backs signed to new contracts – The Athletic

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NFL running backs Alvin Kamara and Dalvin Cook barely had time to celebrate their new contracts before a Sunday packed with 13 regular-season openers focused our attention elsewhere. Once Week 1 was complete, former NFL executive Randy Mueller and I used our new podcast, The Football GM, to evaluate and rank the five highest-profile backs who re-signed with their teams since last season. Mueller, twice an NFL general manager, has experience on the subject. He drafted Pro Bowlers Deuce McAllister and Ahman Green into the NFL years ago and more recently advocated for Austin Ekeler, who the Los Angeles Chargers signed as a college free agent in 2017, when Mueller was a senior executive with the team.

Joe Mixon, Derrick Henry and Christian McCaffrey re-signed with their original teams before Kamara and Cook struck deals this past weekend. Well get into Muellers ranking of those five backs below, supplemented with commentary from our podcast. Ive gathered...

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