The Houston Texans drafted Braxton Miller as a wide receiver three years ago, but now he’s been released as the former collegiate quarterback was unable to earn a roster spot.
It would have been a great story for the Houston Texans if they were able to mold former Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller into a solid and dependable NFL wide receiver for their roster. That was unable to occur this season with the Texans releasing Miller on Friday.
Miller was originally a third round pick by the Texans and OurLads.com had Miller listed on the second team at wide receiver behind Will Fuller. But after a preseason where Miller totaled 11 receptions for 122 yards and one touchdown it just wasn’t meant to be to be on the Texans’ roster. Miller started all four preseason games, averaging 11.1 yards per reception and his best reception this preseason was on Thursday night for 22 yards against the Dallas Cowboys.
"“However, in two seasons with the Texans, Miller rarely got on the field. He missed time due to injuries during each of his two seasons in Houston and never really carved out a role alongside DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.”"
For his two-year career with the Texans, Miller made 34 receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns. Miller averaged 7.7 yards per reception and in 2017 he had a 57-yard reception. Miller never played a full season for the Texans with 11 games played last season and just 10 games in 2016.
Seeing how Miller played in two seasons with the Texans, and looking at how the preseason turned out for Miller, this isn’t a huge surprise for the former collegiate quarterback, as it is very tough to switch positions this far into any players football life.
One thing many must do is appreciate the fact, and tip their cap to Miller, for even attempting such a tough position change at the highest level of pro football. Maybe with some more work and reps as a wide receiver elsewhere he can live up to his third round selection, but with the Texans it just didn’t work out.