No more excuse for Darren McFadden.
For five seasons, all we’ve heard about is how much potential Darren McFadden has and how great he’ll be if he can just stay healthy. The problem is, he’s never been healthy. Not for a full season anyway. He’s been a shell of the superstar that dominated college football at Arkansas during his collegiate career, injuries or not.
His disappointing production throughout his NFL career has been blamed on everything from playing for a bad team to injuries and schemes. Few people, however, have come right out and asked “Is this guy really that good?”
McFadden had a 1,000 yard season in 2010 when he was able to stay healthy for 13 games. He’s had promising starts and finishes to other seasons, but has never been able to stay healthy or consistent.
It’s the consistency that scares me about McFadden more than anything.
The fact is, McFadden has played in 57 games — roughly 3 1/2 seasons worth of games. That’s a pretty decent sample size. Given that size, ...