Houston Texans: 15 best free agent acquisitions of all-time
Though his tenure is still going on with the Texans, Lamar Miller was selected to the Pro Bowl this past season. Since joining the Texans, Miller has played in 44 games with the franchise, making 41 starts.
Miller is a player who can make you stand and cheer, but also make you pull your hair out. He’s a talented player for sure, but sometimes the results aren’t there for various reasons.
Miller’s first season with the Texans was in 2016, where he had his most productive season with the franchise. In 14 games played — all being starts — he rushed for 1,073 yards with five touchdowns and a 4.0 yards per carry average.
Since then, Miller rushed for 888 yards on 238 carries and three touchdowns for a 3.7 yards per carry average in the 2017 season, playing in all 16 games and making 13 starts. This past season, Miller had 973 rushing yards on 210 carries, averaging 4.6 yards per carry with five touchdowns.
Another part of Miller’s game is catching the football. In four seasons with the Texans, he has amassed 92 receptions for 678 yards with five touchdowns for a 7.4 yards per catch average.
Miller has also played in three playoff games with the Texans, totaling 55 carries for 165 yards and one touchdown. In those three playoff games, Miller also has collected eight receptions on 10 targets for 63 yards.
What makes Miller a positive free agent signing is teams to this day still have to game plan for him. This past season, he was placed on the Pro Bowl roster and nearly had 1,000 yards rushing.
Keep in mind he was running behind one of the worst of offensive lines in football. He also missed two games. There is still potential for Miller with the Texans. He still has one year left on his contract, so it will be interesting to see how that season turns out.