Houston Texans are winners of Carlos Hyde trade
By Jair Lopez
The trade for running back Carlos Hyde has paid off for the Houston Texans.
The Houston Texans have reaped the early benefits of acquiring running back Carlos Hyde from the Kansas City Chiefs before the start of the regular season. With their former 2018 third-round draft pick Martinas Rankin reportedly on his way out, the price was right as the Texans secured a physical running back after losing Lamar Miller for the season due to an ACL injury.
Hyde has 99 carries, 426 rushing yards for three rushing touchdowns, and averaging 4.3 yards a carry through the first six games of the season. Currently ranked tenth in the league in rushing, Hyde’s been one of the main components for the Texans to be ranked fifth in the league by averaging 139.8 rushing yards a game and ranked fourth in the NFL with a total of 839 rushing yards.
Hyde is coming off his best performance against his former team as he had a season-high 26 carries to break the 100 yard mark for the first time by rushing for 116 yards. The former Chief’s running back didn’t let an early fumble determine the outcome of his game, and he was instrumental in the Texans’ Week 6 win on the road in Arrowhead Stadium.
The trade itself has already been a net positive with the Texans earning a hard-earned win against one of the better teams in the league and having a potential tiebreaker over the Chiefs. Texans have found a reliable runner in Hyde and are one of the teams on the rise with a dynamic offense that is beginning to run on all cylinders.