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Oviedo
03-05-2012, 01:30 PM
Another RB metric. Foster is way better than Mendy though but some crazy dollars going the RBs.


Agent: Texans re-sign Arian
The Houston Texans have reached agreement on a five-year contract with running back Arian Foster, his agent said Monday.

Agent Mike McCartney didn't disclose terms of the deal to The Associated Press, but a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the contract is worth $43.5 million and includes a hard guarantee of $20.75 million. Foster will make $18 million this season and $30 million in first three years of deal, the source said.


Kuharsky: Texans Tackle Free-Agent List
Now that the Texans have resolved Arian Foster's contract status, they can turn to their other key free agents, such as Mario Williams and Chris Myers, Paul Kuharsky writes. Blog

Foster was a candidate to receive the Texans' franchise tender if the sides couldn't agree to a new contract by Monday at 4 p.m. ET, the deadline for teams to use their franchise tags on pending free agents.

In his second season as the Texans' starter, Foster ran for 1,224 yards and 10 touchdowns and made his second Pro Bowl this season despite sitting out three games.

Foster's career has taken off after the 25-year-old went undrafted out of Tennessee in 2009 despite running for 2,964 yards in his four-year career.

Foster was picked up by the Texans as a free agent, released that September and then signed to Houston's practice squad the next day. He made the active roster that November after injuries to Houston's other running backs and ran for 257 yards in six games.


After becoming Houston's starter in 2010, Foster finished the season with an NFL-best 1,615 yards rushing and league-leading 2,220 yards from scrimmage.

This season, Foster and second-year back Ben Tate helped the Texans weather injuries to starting quarterback Matt Schaub and backup Matt Leinart. The two-headed backfield led Houston and rookie T.J. Yates to the Texans' first AFC South title, first playoff appearance and first postseason victory.

steelblood
03-05-2012, 01:35 PM
That's a good deal for a RB.

squidkid
03-05-2012, 04:18 PM
apparently houston got a taste of the playoffs and decided they arent interested in going more often

Steelgal
03-05-2012, 04:42 PM
Wonder how that will play into what Ray Rice wants??

feltdizz
03-05-2012, 04:58 PM
apparently houston got a taste of the playoffs and decided they arent interested in going more often
I think it's the exact opposite...

Texans have been trying to pass there way into the playoff for years now and we all know 3 things can happen on a pass and 2 aren't good.

A good D and a running game are the best things a team can have... sure it's great to pass but if your QB goes down you still have a shot with a great RB.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
03-05-2012, 05:31 PM
A big contract for a premiere back. Mendenhall is not even close to the same class as Foster so I don't know if this does much for him. Big contracts to the top tier don't always cause a rise in the tiers below them.

Oviedo
03-05-2012, 05:53 PM
Wonder how that will play into what Ray Rice wants??

Hopefully crippling the Ravens' salary cap!!!!!

squidkid
03-05-2012, 05:57 PM
apparently houston got a taste of the playoffs and decided they arent interested in going more often
I think it's the exact opposite...

Texans have been trying to pass there way into the playoff for years now and we all know 3 things can happen on a pass and 2 aren't good.

A good D and a running game are the best things a team can have... sure it's great to pass but if your QB goes down you still have a shot with a great RB.


we'll see i guess. that just seems to be a lot of cheese for rb, especially with life expectancy of a rb in the nfl. i can see it crippling their ability to surround foster with great players.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
03-05-2012, 06:00 PM
Anyone else thinking when they saw the OP above that they did it backwards, should have wrapped up Mario Williams before Arian Foster?

I guess maybe that's a Steeler bias!

Steelgal
03-05-2012, 06:31 PM
Anyone else thinking when they saw the OP above that they did it backwards, should have wrapped up Mario Williams before Arian Foster?

I guess maybe that's a Steeler bias!

this is just a guess, but I think they thought they'd have a better shot at the deal with Foster, than Mario williams. Williams is going to command much more $$$ than Foster. He already got a major payday, being the #1 overall pick (I think). He's a beast, but that's a lotta money to commit.

D Rock
03-05-2012, 07:00 PM
Anyone else thinking when they saw the OP above that they did it backwards, should have wrapped up Mario Williams before Arian Foster?

I guess maybe that's a Steeler bias!

this is just a guess, but I think they thought they'd have a better shot at the deal with Foster, than Mario williams. Williams is going to command much more $$$ than Foster. He already got a major payday, being the #1 overall pick (I think). He's a beast, but that's a lotta money to commit.


Williams has already said he isn't looking for money because he already got it. He wants to play for a winner right now.

Personally, I think that's a pretty darn good deal for Arian Foster. He does it all, and does it all very well.

Consider that DeAngelo Williams got 5 yrs/43 mil after a season in which he played 6 games and rushed for 361 yds and 1 TD. Now THAT was crazy stupid money for a RB.

D Rock
03-05-2012, 07:07 PM
for comparison:

Adrian Peterson signed in 2011 for 6 yrs and upwards of 100 mil (14+ mil/yr)

Chris Johnson signed in 2011 for 6 yrs and 56 mil (9+ mil/yr)



Foster was a relative steal at 5 yrs for 43.5 mil (8.7 mil/yr)

RuthlessBurgher
03-06-2012, 12:52 AM
Williams has already said he isn't looking for money because he already got it. He wants to play for a winner right now.

On paper, I think Houston would be my favorites to win the AFC next year. They have an elite RB (top 3, possibly #1), an elite WR (top 3, possibly #1), and an elite defense (top 3, possibly #1). The only thing holding them back this past year was multiple QB injuries, ending up with 5th round rookie starter in the 2nd half of the season and the playoffs. Schaub's not Brady, but he's better than Flacco for my money. They should run away with the AFC South and clinch homefield throughout the playoffs because they should have 6 divisional wins against Indy, Jax, and Tennessee.

hawaiiansteel
03-06-2012, 01:09 AM
Williams has already said he isn't looking for money because he already got it. He wants to play for a winner right now.

On paper, I think Houston would be my favorites to win the AFC next year. They have an elite RB (top 3, possibly #1), an elite WR (top 3, possibly #1), and an elite defense (top 3, possibly #1). The only thing holding them back this past year was multiple QB injuries, ending up with 5th round rookie starter in the 2nd half of the season and the playoffs. Schaub's not Brady, but he's better than Flacco for my money. They should run away with the AFC South and clinch homefield throughout the playoffs because they should have 6 divisional wins against Indy, Jax, and Tennessee.


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steeler_fan_in_t.o.
03-06-2012, 12:28 PM
Now that the Texans have resolved Arian Foster's contract status, they can turn to their other key free agents, such as Mario Williams and Chris Myers

Obviously Foster and Williams are key pieces, but don't overlook Myers. He is one of the best, if not the best, centers in the game right now.

phillyesq
03-06-2012, 01:17 PM
for comparison:

Adrian Peterson signed in 2011 for 6 yrs and upwards of 100 mil (14+ mil/yr)

Chris Johnson signed in 2011 for 6 yrs and 56 mil (9+ mil/yr)



Foster was a relative steal at 5 yrs for 43.5 mil (8.7 mil/yr)

Good comparison. Put in those terms, this seems like a good deal for both sides.

Even with the devaluation of the RB position over the past few years, Foster is still an absolute monster. The OL in Texas helps but doesn't take away from his talent. On talent, I'd take Foster over Johnson. Closer call with Peterson, but certainly not a difference of more than $5 million/year.