Arizona Cardinals star running back David Johnson is "100 percent healthy" and "stronger than he's ever been" following a lost 2017 season due to a wrist injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said Wednesday.
Rapoport noted that Johnson was able to train harder than normal this offseason because his injury happened right at the start of the campaign. He added that the extra work has put the runner in position to fulfill his goal of joining Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk as the only players in NFL history to gain at least 1,000 yards rushing and receiving in the same season.
"He looked outstanding today," Cardinals head coach Wilks told reporters Tuesday, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. "It's good to have him back out there. Just flying around and the things that he's doing right now is pretty exciting."
Johnson's goal appears to be a realistic one. He came close in 2016, racking up 1,235 rushing yards while adding another 879 yards through the air in a breakout year.
The Cardinals' offense has undergone significant changes since then, with the retirements of head coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Carson Palmer, which could mean Arizona is now more inclined to ride their elite back.