He’s still not yet 30, but people think he’s washed up. They could be rethinking that position soon.
Free-agent running back Arian Foster, still recovering from a torn Achilles tendon and still looking for a new job after being cut by the Texans, believes he’s getting closer to a return to full strength.
“I probably need another month to get where I am, the person everyone is use to seeing,” Foster told abc13.com in Houston. “I can definitely play, but I need another month to be where I want to be and be at that Pro Bowl level I can be at.”
Can he get there? Foster’s brother, Abdul, believes Arian can be “probably better.”
Two years ago, Foster was pretty good, with 1,246 yards rushing and an average of 4.8 yards per carry. From 2011 through 2013, Foster had three straight 1,000-yard seasons, with a total of 4,264 rushing yards.
Despite his track record, Foster seems to be concerned that his personality could be an impediment to getting work.
“I am not one of those Captain America, ‘Yes sir, no sir,’ kind of cats, and a lot of that comes across as arrogance. But if anyone has spent any real time with me, they’ll say I’m not arrogant,” Foster said.
Most teams seem to have filled their needs at tailback, but injuries are inevitable. Someone will give Foster a chance, and there’s a decent chance he’ll still be pretty good, if not better.