Houston Texans were going strong this year in the hopes of Super Bowl title but Lamar Miller’s injury has changed everything. The veteran running back tore his ACL during the Saturday night game and might miss the entire year. Texans need a solid replacement if they want to head strong for the rest of the NFL season. Miller could be replaced with Duke Johnson, Melvin Gordon, Jay Ajayi, and LeSean McCoy by the Texans.

Duke Johnson

Houston Texans Lamar Miller replacement injury Duke Johnson

Texans got Duke Johnson just a few days ago from the Cleveland Browns and now may use him as their starter. While he has no experience in starting a game, Johnson has never missed a game due to injuries. In his four years career with the Browns, Johnson rushed for 1,286 yards and five touchdowns on 299 carries. Texans are looking at running backs to replace Miller and Johnson is more of a receiver, but they can easily make the transition possible.

Melvin Gordon

Houston Texans Lamar Miller replacement injury Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon is currently on the holdout and may leave the Los Angeles Chargers in the next few days. Gordon is a two time Pro-Bowler who had an average of 5.1 yards per carry in 2018 NFL season. The only problem is that Gordon would ask for a long term deal and it would cost very high to the Texans. But if they are serious about their future and wants to give Deshaun Watson the proper support, a deal will be made soon..

Jay Ajayi

Houston Texans Lamar Miller replacement injury Jay Ajayi

Jay Ajayi is currently a free agent and has fully recovered from his October injury where he also tore his ACL. In 2016 NFL season, Ajayi was healthy and played 15 games where he rushed for 1,272 yards and eight touchdowns on 261 carries. Ajayi is just 26 years old and has been cleared medically and the Texans could use him and pair with Duke Johnson.

LeSean McCoy

Houston Texans Lamar Miller replacement injury LeSean McCoy

LeSean McCoy could soon be on his way out from the Buffalo Bills as they have signed Frank Gore, TJ Yeldon and Devin Singletary. The Texans could make an offer to the Bills and pay the remaining amount of $9.0 million salary for McCoy. He is an amazing player with tags of six-time Pro Bowler and a two-time First-team All-Pro. Even if McCoy doesn’t perform, the Texans could easily trade out him next year as he will be a free agent in 2020.

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