Seattle Seahawks: Players who could make their first Pro Bowl in 2020

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RB Chris Carson

Let’s be honest — if Chris Carson could stay healthy, he’d easily be considered one of the best running backs in the league. Heck, you could probably make the argument anyway.

Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to accomplish that since entering the league in 2017. Although he’s technically only missed three regular-season games in the last two seasons, he’s routinely battling bumps and bruises that limit his effectiveness. Now working his way back from a fractured hip, the Seahawks will be hoping he’s ready to go come Week 1.

If he is, we could see something special this season.

Yes, there’s plenty of competition for snaps at running back. Rashaad Penny‘s talent demands touches, but he’s working his way back from a torn ACL and may not be ready come Week 1. Carlos Hyde was recently signed but is nothing more than an insurance policy. They also drafted Deejay Dallas in the fourth round back in April, but he won’t steal snaps from a healthy Carson.

When at 100 percent, Carson is nearly unstoppable. His punishing running style wears down defenses in a hurry and creates big yards after contact. He displays tremendous vision, contributes as a pass catcher and can carry the running game on his own if needed.

So here’s the deal: if Carson can keep himself off the trainer’s table and cut down on the fumbles, this could be a career year for the former seventh-round pick. So much so that we could see him selected to the Pro Bowl.