Houston Texans: Scottie Phillips is the future at running back

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Is running back Scottie Phillips the next big thing at running back for the Houston Texans?

Scottie Phillips is absolutely the future at running back for the Houston Texans. Now one could argue Phillip Lindsay is the future at the position, and that argument would be solid until you get to three points of concern when comparing the two players and their respective abilities.

The age difference of the two players is a point of concern as Lindsay is 27 years old, while Phillips is four years younger at 23 years old, meaning Phillips probably has a lot less wear and tear on his body compared to Lindsay.

Another point of concern between the two players are the injury concerns. When it comes to Lindsay, throughout his young career he has dealt with toe, hip and knee injuries which have kept him out for long periods of time while a member of the Denver Broncos.

To his credit, Lindsay rushed for over 1,000 yards in two of his three seasons in Denver, including his rookie season in 2018.

Lindsay is a solid running back, but for the Houston Texans, as they look towards the future, the younger, healthier and all-around more gifted player is Phillips and he is the better option.

Lastly, the playing style Phillips possesses a far bigger skill-set when compared to Lindsay who seems to be a home run hitter at best. That means Phillips brings more value to the Houston Texans long-term at running back, which is most important during the rebuild of the franchise.