Predicting what 2020 holds for Seattle Seahawks running backs
With Penny likely headed for the PUP list and Carson continuing to battle injuries, the Seahawks are going to need someone to step up and help carry the load. There’s a reason why Pete Carroll and John Schneider brought Hyde aboard this offseason…
Hyde is an insurance policy. He’s in Seattle because the team’s top two runners are coming off season-ending injuries. He’s here because the Seahawks wanted someone capable of being the starter if Carson and Penny weren’t ready to go.
While that’s not entirely the case (at least not in this prediction), I believe there will be plenty of touches for Hyde to soak up both before and after Penny’s return. While Carson still figures to be the featured back while he’s healthy enough to be on the field, the Seahawks aren’t shy about sharing the carries. That’s where Hyde comes in.
And if my predictions come true, he’ll have a solid season with Seattle.
Hyde won’t break the 1,000-yard mark as he did with the Houston Texans a season ago, but he’ll have more than 500 all-purpose yards and even find the end zone a handful of times. When all is said and done, he’ll end up being a far more productive No. 2 than was expected when he was initially signed.
2020 Stat Predictions: 95 carries, 435 rushing yards, 5 rushing TDs, 22 receptions, 155 receiving yards, 2 receiving TDs