Houston Texans: Top 4 moves that helped franchise in 2021

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Houston Texans No. 2: Having a running back competition

The running back competition for the Houston Texans is exciting because even though David Johnson will probably be placed in the starting role, it doesn’t mean he’s the long-term answer at the position or even will garner the most carries.

In his first season with the Houston Texans, Johnson didn’t reach 1,000 yards rushing, and he was just in a tough spot as he was a part of the trade that caused the Texans to lose DeAndre Hopkins. That will always be a part of Johnson’s tenure with the Texans, but as said before, he still has the potential to impress in this league.

Having more than one true running back in the Texans’ offensive system will be fun because adding Phillip Lindsay and Mark Ingram II gives Houston three different style of running backs, plus three backs at different stages of the career. The main prediction from this is … Lindsay will be the one with 1,000 yards rushing this season if he gets at least 200 carries.

The best part about all three of these players, and whomever else the Texans keep at the position, is all have something to prove as far as if they still can be a productive player in the league, and they can help a team exceed any preconceived expectations.