2. He can mentor Dameon Pierce for his rookie season
Yes, Marlon Mack can and will be a teacher of sorts for the Houston Texans in 2022. Mack can also make himself much better in ’22 if he has success, as that would give him an increased contract in ’23.
If that happens, and Mack is just a one-year player for the Texans, Houston had better make sure that rookie running Dameon Pierce learns all that he can from Mack as the veteran running back is a former 1,000-yard rusher from earlier in his career with the Colts, who is also the Week 1 opponent of the Texans in ’22.
This new running back duo could surprise many as they can be a sort of “thunder-and-lightning” combo with Mack being the speedster of the two (if he can get back to his pre-injury form), and Pierce was drafted with the 107th pick because of his ability to run through the competition in his collegiate game at Florida.
Pierce has an opportunity in front of him to learn from Mack, but Mack himself can become a better player with Pierce alongside him if they both utilize their best talents, which could make for some surprising games this upcoming season.