Arian Foster, You Will Be Missed
Dear Arian Foster,
It’s been a crazy ride, and I’ll admit that I’m among the people who support the Houston Texans in their decision to part ways with you, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be missed. In fact, you’ll be missed very much.
I still remember that opening-day showing when you burst onto the scene against the Indianapolis Colts, breaking all sorts of record in the process. I didn’t know much about you then, but you were on my fantasy football team, and I instantly became a fan.
Thank you for your help in carrying the Texans to their first two playoff appearances and their first two playoff victories. Your heart and effort we never more evident than when you averaged over 165 yards per game and scored 6 touchdown through only four playoff games.
We’ll miss your willingness to do it all, always being an excellent runner, receiver, and blocker and never shying away from taking men two times your size. There’s few players in the league who have ever been able to match your versatility, and there’s even less who’ve been able to do it with your class. We’ll miss your subtle but bold bowing after you scored a touchdown, and the sheer number of times you scored those touchdowns.
You never were the source of drama and expressed your beliefs without attacking others. You brought in interesting wrinkle to the Texans culture and your quiet dedication was always a perfect balance to the bravado of some of your teammates.
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We wish you nothing but the best as you move forward in your career, but you’ll always be a Texan in our minds. You’ll leave as the best running back to ever play in a Texans running back, and it will be awhile before anyone can break your records.
We understand why the Texans have decided to move on from you, and I’m sure you do as well, but that doesn’t mean we will ever disrespect you or your contribution to the Houston Texans franchise. Thank you for all you gave the city of Houston and Texans fans across the country. Arian Foster, you will be missed.