From undrafted, to one of the best backs in the league, Arian Foster had a short yet special tenure in the NFL. He played in a time period where the running back position was viewed as dead and the passing game was the only way to win games. Arian set out to disprove that theory as his legs were able to carry the Texans to the playoffs multiple times. With quarterback play from Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates, and Ryan Fitzpatrick, Foster was forced to carry an offense that lacked an explosive pass game, and I don't think he minded it one bit. He was selected to 4 pro bowls in his 7 1/2 years in the league, he won a rushing title, and he had over 1,500 all purpose yards 4 times in his career. Foster also led the league in rushing touchdowns twice, along with rushing receiving touchdowns twice, and how could you forget his famous bow after he just put 6 points up on the board for his team. He was the complete back, rushing, receiving, and pass protecting Foster did it all for the Texans. Unfortunately, like many great players before him, Foster just couldn't escape the injury bug. If it weren't for injury after injury with Foster over the course of the last three seasons who knows what Foster might still be doing, maybe he'd still be pounding the rock for the Texans, but who knows. Those weren't the cards he was dealt though, he unfortunately did encounter these injuries, and they most certainly did alter his career. He's forced into retirement early ultimately because of it, he says he's at peace with his decision, isn't that what every player says though. How at peace can you be with your body continuing to fail you so you can no longer play the game you love, I call bullshit on Foster being at peace with his decision. Although, I really don't think Foster will come back, he is 30 years old, and most running backs get on the heavy decline right around that age, so this most likely is the final farewell for Foster. What probably happened was Foster was standing on the sideline for the last two games watching Jay Ajayi absolutely scorch defenses, and he realized he is no longer capable of any performance even close to that, so he probably thought damn it's time to hang em up. That wave of great running backs that Foster came up with LeSean McCoy, Ray Rice, Jamal Charles, and AP are all starting to break down physically as players. That's what happens at that age with running backs, the human body can only take so much punishment before it starts to break down. It's sad to see you go Arian Foster, but we'll always have your highlight tapes, so it's all good.