3. Arian Foster, Running Back
Let’s just say if Arian Foster during his prime was on the current Houston Texans’ roster, things would look a lot different, even if the offensive line wasn’t as good as the one Foster had when he was dominating the NFL.
Foster would be an excellent addition to the current 2019 roster of the Houston Texans when he was having his best seasons in the NFL, because he is head and shoulders an improvement over any running back that is current playing for the franchise.
In comparison to Lamar Miller, D’Onta Foreman and others on the Texans current roster, Foster stands out on top, but for good reason as he’s one of the best running backs to play in the NFL in the past 20 years.
Though Foster had some offensive line that are also on this list in front of him, he was still a spectacular player who doesn’t come around often. Foster is a former undrafted free agent, and in his seven seasons with the Texans he became a four-time Pro Bowl selection, a first-team All-Pro selection (2010), a selection as a Top 100 player in the league four times, AFC Player of the Week three times and AFC Player of the Month twice.
In his time with the Texans, Foster led the league in rushing yards (1,616), rushing touchdowns (16) and yards per game (101.0) all in 2010, then in 2012 he led the NFL in rushes for the season (351) and rushing touchdowns (15).
In a three-year stretch from 2010-12, Foster rushed for no less than 1,224 yards and scored no less than 10 rushing touchdowns in a given season. Going back to his 2010 season, he led the NFL with 2,220 yards from scrimmage as that season he also had a total of 393 touches, which was also an NFL-best.
Foster was a special player who in all honesty the Texans have never really replaced since he left the team. Though Foster’s final season with the Texans wasn’t memorable, when he was at his best not many, if anyone was better, so that alone makes him a great addition to the current Texans roster, as he’d be a player who would thrive with a quarterback like Deshaun Watson on his side.