2. Able to take over a game
Even though the Houston Texans won 11 games this past season, won a AFC South championship and played in a playoff game, the season and winning games were a struggle at times with late-quarter heroics and a bit of luck on their side.
Adding a game-changing running back like Le’Veon Bell would not only improve the offense tremendously, but Bell would help the Texans take over football games. The running back has the ability to get the tough yards for the Texans and make quality blocks for Deshaun Watson, and even more so, he can keep the clock running and the opposing offense off the field.
Bell is still only 26 years old, and in his past two seasons played he averaged 21 carries per game. Compare that to Lamar Miller, who is averaging 15 carries per game the past two seasons. Having a running back who could average not just more carries, but most likely 10 more quality carries compared to the previous starter, would be an excellent addition to an offense that struggled to find an identity all last season.
Only once since joining the Texans has Miller rushed for 1,000-plus yards (2016), and in two of his three seasons in Houston, Miller has five rushing touchdowns. In potentially adding Bell, the Texans would give the team a whole new look on offense, and by adding a running back who can take the focus off the wide receivers, imagine just what DeAndre Hopkins could achieve without the defense solely focusing on him on most plays.