Houston Texans Sign 3rd-Round WR Miller to 4-Year Deal
The Houston Texans have inked third round draft pick WR Braxton Miller to a four year deal.
IT’S OFFICIAL. The Houston Texans have finally agreed to terms with former Buckeyes WR Braxton Miller on a four year deal, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
The rookie contract will be worth $3.114 million to go along with a signing bonus of $709k.
Miller, 23, was surprisingly taken with the No. 85 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Miller was the second wide receiver selected by the Texans in the draft and fit nicely in the draft plan to add more speed to Houston’s offense. Both rookie wide receivers, Will Fuller and Miller, are expected to provide an element of speed and explosion to pair with No. 1 WR DeAndre Hopkins.
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During Miller’s five-year college career at Ohio St., Miller showed his pure athleticism and talent by playing two positions. He started at quarterback for four seasons before tearing his ACL in 2013 and missed the entire 2014 season with a shoulder injury. During his reign as quarterback, Miller completed 59 percent of his passes, threw for 5,295 yards to go along with 52 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
Miller moved to wide receiver at the start of his senior season after recovering from the shoulder injury. When the news broke that Miller was changing positions, many experts formed different reasons as to why he changed positions; was it because of playing time? Or did he switch in order to improve his draft stock? Regardless, Miller accumulated a total of 25 receptions for 340 yards and three touchdowns. Over the course of his college career, Miller also recorded 600 rushing attempts for 3,315 yards and 33 touchdowns.
With the signing of Braxton Miller, No. 21 overall selection WR Will Fuller is the only Texans draft pick yet to sign his rookie contract.