"I used to look up to Adrian Peterson growing up," Miller told Patrick Claybon on Thursday's edition of NFL Up to the Minute. "He's a great running back. He's been a great running back in this league for years.
"It would be good to have him join us, just his leadership, seeing the things he's done in previous years, I feel like I could learn from him. It would help us out as a team."
Houston could use a runner of Peterson's caliber with Miller coming off a disappointing season and second-year back D'Onta Foreman recovering from a ruptured Achilles.
Neither Miller nor Foreman managed to generate a 100-yard rushing performance last season whereas Peterson broke the 130-yard mark twice in six games with the Cardinals. Behind a beleaguered offensive line, the 33-year-old showed trademark vision, patience, burst, jump-cuts, breakaway speed and the power to break arm tackles.
Teams are reluctant to sign Peterson as a complementary back in a committee attack, however, because his presence on the field too often telegraphs a running play.
"But in today's day and age, we all know that you have to be able to catch the ball out of the backfield, you have to be able to do a lot of different things. So versatility is really a key."
Peterson can help a team such as the Texans. The problem is that he's not worth signing unless he's going to be saddled up as a workhorse.
That's a scenario Miller wouldn't find so savory.