When the sting of getting scraped off Travis Kelce’s cleats like something he stepped in wears off, the Texans will need to quickly turn the page and address the mess that is their off-season roster to-do list. Among the players who contributed in 2019, 21 are not under contract for next year. While guys like Bradley Roby and D.J. Reader should be high on the re-sign list, the Texans will KAI have to decide what to do with Carlos Hyde and Lamar Miller.
Miller has been fairly quiet after going on IR in the preseason, but Carlos Hyde made his presence known with a 1,000-yard season and 92 more in the post season. While 92 isn’t much to brag about, Houston faced a tough run defense with the Buffalo Bills and then abandoned the run in the Divisional Round seemingly before they ever even left the locker room for the coin toss.
I definitely want to be back here. I don’t want to go to another team and start all over again. I felt like Houston was home. I think I handled my part. I’ve just to let things play out in the offseason and see what happens.
Bill O'Brien says Carlos Hyde's ability to come in and learn the offense quickly has been a big key to his success. Finished with his first 1,000-yard rushing season and now gearing up for 1st playoff game. "He's mean a lot to our offense." #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) December 31, 2019
Something tells me O’Brien actually said “...meant a lot...”, but you get the idea.
Which Running Back Should The Texans Keep?
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Neither! Duke Johnson FTW!
While Miller is the only running back in NFL history with multi-94+ yard touchdowns in his career, he’s never fully lived up to his potential in Houston, quite possibly thru no fault of his own (insert blame on horrible o-line, bad play calling, poor scheme-use, etc.). But does that mean suddenly the Texans will get more out of him in 2020?
Either way, the flat earth management team needs to get this worked out and not wait til free agency begins at 3 p.m. CST on Wednesday, March 13th.
Let us know what you would do, BRBers!