This Stat Shows Joe Mixon is One of the Most Reliable Running Backs in the NFL

Max Staley
Joe Mixon has been one of the most dependable backs in the NFL.
Joe Mixon has been one of the most dependable backs in the NFL. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images
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After an up-and-down rookie campaign, Joe Mixon has been an absolute force for the Cincinnati Bengals. Over the last two seasons, Mixon is one of only nine running backs that has racked up at least 2,800 yards from scrimmage and 17 total touchdowns.

But there's one key thing Mixon can say that the others on that list can't. Since 2018, Mixon is the only RB in the NFL to have handled at least 500 carries and not fumble the ball once.

That's quite an impressive feat. In fact, there are only five running backs that have handled at least 500 carries since 2018. Not only is Mixon the only one of those five that hasn't fumbled, every other back on this list has fumbled the ball at least five times during that span.

Mixon as explosive as it gets, but he's also one of the most dependable backs in the league.

With Mixon playing alongside the Bengals recent influx of talent in Joe Burrow and Tee Higgins, this skill-position group is going to be a force to be reckoned with for quite some time.


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