Joe Mixon

Joe Mixon


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 83%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 9.9%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 2.0
Durability: question mark 3

High Risk


Joe Mixon Player Overview

Joseph Tyler Mixon was born in San Francisco, California, and will be 24-years old this season. He attended Freedom High School in Oakley, California, where he played both basketball and football. A three-year starter at running back in high school, Mixon improved each year, finishing his senior year with 1,704 yards and 23 touchdowns on 226 carries. He was also a respectable basketball player averaging 12.2 points per game.

Mixon was a five-star recruit and ranked as the #1 running back in the nation coming out of high school. With 47 different scholarship offers to choose from, Mixon chose Oklahoma over Alabama. His start at the University Oklahoma in 2014 did not go as expected, being suspended from the football team after a misdemeanor assault for striking a female student, and ended up not playing in the 2014 season.

In the 2015 season, Mixon started to make waves, as he rushed for 749 yards on only 110 carries, averaging an impressive 6.8 yards per carry. He also rushed for seven touchdowns and recorded 25 receptions, averaging 13.8 yards per reception and catching four touchdowns.

His 2016 season with his coming out party as he rushed 187 times for 1,274 yards, 6.8 YPC, adding in 37 catches for 538 yards and a total of 15 touchdowns. After the season concluded, Mixon decided to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Mixon was a first-round talent; however, many believed he would be a third or fourth round decision because of his past. The New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft specifically commented on Mixon’s situation, stating that he believed in second chances but felt that his privilege was lost when he abused a woman.

Mixon was measured at 6‘ ¾”, while weighing 228 pounds. He ran a 4.45-second 40-yard dash, which propelled him as a second-round draft selection by the Cincinnati Bengals. Mixon was the fourth running back taken that year.

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Joe Mixon Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 18, 2020 NFL Pedal Foot Sprain Mixon suffered a right foot injury in Week 6 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He has been placed on injured reserve
Oct 8, 2020 NFL Leg Shin Bruise Mixon was added to the Bengals' Week 5 injury report after being listed as limited at practice by a shin injury. He was active for the /game against the Ravens
Sep 13, 2018 NFL Knee Tear Mixon needed arthroscopic surgery to remove a "loose particle" from his right knee after the Week 2 game against Baltimore.
Dec 24, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Mixon departed early in Week 16 but returned for Week 17.
Dec 4, 2017 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 2 Mixon missed 2 games after getting concussed against Pittsburgh.