If anyone needed a reminder of why Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson is not a quarterback, his attempt at a ceremonial first pitch provided proved that he shouldn’t collect a pay check throwing a ball.
Although Johnson looked the part after changing into a retro Diamondbacks jersey in honor of throwback night and then loosening up with a resistance band, his pitch sailed far from the reach of Arizona pitcher Shelby Miller before rolling all the way to the backstop.
— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) April 7, 2017
The Diamondbacks poked fun at the “incomplete pass” on both Twitter and Instagram, confirming that Johnson should probably stick to running the ball.
Scouting report on @DavidJohnson31:
Arm ❓ pic.twitter.com/XkCNXmYmEO
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) April 7, 2017
Johnson finished the 2016 season with 293 carries for 1,239 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns, second-most in the NFL.