ARIZONA CARDINALS

Should Cardinals RB David Johnson have been playing in Week 17?

Jan 1, 2017, 3:49 PM
(AP Photo/John Froschauer)...
(AP Photo/John Froschauer)

(AP Photo/John Froschauer)

David Johnson was chasing records. In a season that officially soured a few weeks prior, the Arizona Cardinals made it clear they were chasing individual goals for their star running back.

It came with a cost.

Johnson suffered a knee injury with four minutes remaining in the first quarter of the season finale. Assuming Johnson does not return to the game against the Rams, he closes the year with 1,239 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns along with 879 receiving yards and four more scores through the air.

In hindsight, trying to become the first player to record 16 games of 100-plus yards from scrimmage doesn’t seem worth the star running back injuring himself.

But was playing Johnson the right call?

While Cardinals fans nervously await a diagnosis to Johnson’s injury, the debate about whether he should have been playing at all was the main storyline during Week 17.

Still, when we asked readers on Twitter their thoughts, a solid majority said it was not incorrect to play Johnson in a relatively meaningless game between two teams that will miss the playoffs.

Here’s a collection of what our readers on Twitter said following Johnson’s injury.

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