Best landing spots for Marlon Mack
By: Jake Rajala
The Houston Texans cut ties with running back Marlon Mack – which was seen as a surprise by countless NFL heads. It must be noted that Mack is 26 years old and he’s certainly found success in this league. Mack ran angry for 1,091 rushing yards and 8 TDs in 2019. I still believe Mack should feel like there is light at the end of the tunnel. With that said, I’m going to untwine the five best landing spots for Marlon Mack.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t aching for a RB, but I believe Mack would have a pleasant role on a Super Bowl-aimed squad. The 2022 third-round pick Rachaad White hasn’t been a rockstar as of late (as he was out-played by Ke’Shawn Vaughn in the latest pre-season contest). Mack could absolutely be an x-factor for the Brady bunch.
New York Giants
The Saquon Barkley show is in full effect. Nonetheless, I’d love to see the GMEN add more depth to their RB group and talent to their offense. It’s all or nothing for Daniel Jones in 2022, so it’s vital to give him as much help as possible.
The Tennessee Titans have a Hulk-like RB in Derrick Henry. Still, it isn’t sunshine and rainbows after Henry on the depth chart. The Titans took a step back on offense this off-season in my opinion. It would unequivocally be wise to make a sneaky move by bringing in Mack.
Green Bay Packers
Similar to the Bucs, the Pack doesn’t have a dire need at the RB spot. However, they are still trying to gain every edge possible to win another Lombardi trophy for their aging, greek-god-like QB. Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, and Mack would undoubtedly be an exciting, tenacious RB group.
New Orleans Saints
I would really like to see the New Orleans Saints target Mack. They have Mark Ingram to complement Alvin Kamara, but he is 32 years old. In 2023, AK also has to meet some type of suspension for his Las Vegas incident. Mack would be an excellent long-term fit for the Saints offense.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a special ball carrier in Najee Harris (1,200 rushing yards, 7 rushing TDs) in 2021. Although, I must note that Steelers fans want an upgrade over Benny Snell Jr. at RB2. The Steelers have a superb, young WR group and it’s time for them to construct a potent RB group, as well.
Los Angeles Rams
Rest assured – Sean McVay will be up at 4 AM tomorrow to scope the best free agents on the market. The LA Rams have an utterly explosive offense, but they could benefit from another quality face at RB. Cam Akers is the lead RB, but he has had significant injury issues (3 missed games as a rook & 16 missed contests last season).