Lamar Miller, Texans (1 point)
Over his six years in the NFL, Lamar Miller has rushed for 5,614 yards on 1,303 carries for a total of 31 touchdowns. The main problem with Miller is that only once in his tenure with Houston has he rushed for over a 1,000 yards and that was during the 2016 season. Miller has never recorded more than eight rushing touchdowns in a single season as well, which is problematic for the team as well.
To shed light on Miller’s career, Le’Veon Bell, now of the New York Jets, has rushed for 5,336 only 300 yards less than Miller. Bell also has 35 rushing touchdowns in his career, and has two years less on his NFL resumé in comparison to Miller.
Granted, the offensive line in Houston has been down right poor the past few years, and the Texans have offensive play makers in quarterback Deshaun Watson, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and wide receiver Will Fuller to play with as well.
The fact of the matter is Miller has not done anything in Houston to warrant him being their franchise running back moving forward. Going into 2019, the odds aren’t in his favor with D’onta Foreman coming back from injury, so it is expected to see Miller lose some touchdowns in favor of Foreman.
With the success New Orleans had with a 60-percent to 40-percent share between Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara last season, it is possible the Texans could implement the same ratio of carries with Miller and Foreman, which could make the offense better in 2019.