Today, Arian Foster finally found a new home to continue his NFL career, as he will be part of the Miami Dolphins for the 2016 campaign, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. He is signing a one-year deal worth $1.5 mil, but he has a chance of earning $2 mil in incentives, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Now, it took Foster this long to find a new home, as he missed 12 games due to a torn Achilles’ tendon last October. Foster was being targeted by both the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins. From both team’s standpoints, I am expecting that Miami gives Foster the best chance on making the playoffs again.
Furthermore, Foster will join a young backfield that consists of Jay Ajayi, third-round draft pick Kenyan Drake, Isaiah Pead, Daniel Thomas, and Damien Williams. Now, it is pretty much obvious that Ajayi, Drake, and Foster will make the team, but the fourth running back spot will come down to the other three. Ajayi is set to now battle Foster for the starting running back job, but Ajayi should get more of the carries, as Foster is older and is on a one-year deal.
Finally, when Foster is healthy, which he should be in a rotational backfield, he is one of the best running backs in today’s game. In his career, he has run the ball 1,454 times for 6,472 rushing yards and scored 54 times. Also, Foster can catch out of the backfield, which he caught the ball 249 passes for 2,268 receiving yards for 14 scores.