That equates to exactly 400 carries over a 16-game season, a number approached just twice this century.
"I'm trying to be in the best shape to be able to handle that load because it's not easy. I know I could do it," Mixon told Bengals.com. "You always have to expect it. Even if it doesn't happen, you have to always expect it. And I always try to do whatever I can to maximize my ability. I feel like with what I can do, I should be able to do that easily."
Mixon, 22, had 1,168 yards and eight scores on 237 carries in 14 games in 2018, his second season since being selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Mixon carried 178 times during his rookie campaign. The Oklahoma product also had 296 yards and a score on 43 receptions in 2018.
The Bengals have revamped the coaching staff this offseason, firing Marvin Lewis and bringing in former Los Angeles Rams quarterback coach Zac Taylor as head coach and former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Brian Callahan for the same role.
Taylor worked as an assistant wide receivers coach in his first season with the Rams in 2017 under Sean McVay. He helped build an offense around star running back Todd Gurley, who was an All-Pro twice during that time frame. Gurley also led the NFL with 31 rushing scores during that time, but never eclipsed the 300-carry plateau.