Arian Foster rushed for 1,424 yards in 2012 for the Houston Texans and had 15 touchdowns. Foster got even more help this past week when Houston signed fullback Greg Jones. Jones is probably one of the best two fullbacks in the entire NFL, and that is going to open up even bigger holes for Foster in 2013. I believe that Foster could find himself making a run at 2,000 yards.
That is a very bold prediction on my part, obviously, but with the talent in the backfield and the fact that the Houston receivers are getting older, the team may depend on Foster to carry more of the load. He has proven over the past two seasons that he is one of the best if not the best running back in the NFL. Foster did rush for over 1,600 yards in 2010 on 327 carries. I don’t think he will be carrying the ball more than that this coming year even though he rushed 351 times in 2012. I believe that Foster will find such massive holes in the defense with Jones in front of him now that 325 carries might be enough to get to 2,000 yards.
Houston is going to be a team that makes a serious run towards the Super Bowl next season, and that push will be led by a huge season out of Foster. The Texans may not need Matt Schaub to throw for 4,000 yards or have Andre Johnson catch 100 passes. Houston will lean a ton on Foster in 2013 and that should allow him to have a huge season, and one where the Texans get close to a title.