Seattle Seahawks: 5 players who could be in final season with team
By Lee Vowell
Rashaad Penny was likely chosen too high to begin with. The first-round pick in 2018 has been sometimes very good and sometimes not good and a lot of times inactive. He seemed to be just on the cusp of very productive when he injured his knee late in 2019. Now, he might start on the PUP list in 2020.
Penny has shown brilliant flashes, like his run against the Eagles in the regular season of 2019, when would-be tacklers seem to bounce off of him on his way to the endzone. Penny can be good, but can he stay healthy? That is the biggest question about Penny going into 2020.
The Seahawks signed Carlos Hyde to backup Chris Carson in 2020. Penny isn’t expected back until week 7 or beyond. If he comes back strong, Seattle would have a great trio at running back. But that might only hurt Penny’s future with Seattle too.
Chris Carson fits Seattle’s system. Penny less so. The Seahawks could use Penny as a trade piece if he shows he can come back from injury and be productive in 2020. Carson will be a free agent after this season and Seattle will need to find the money to re-sign him. If Seattle chooses to trade Penny for draft picks before the 2021 draft and re-sign Carson, who can blame them?