Running back Rashaad Penny
Besides being injured for most of his career, Rashaad Penny has been extremely unproductive in 2021. He has played in 3 games (as many as he played in 2020) and has carried the ball 16 times for just 25 yards with a long of 5. That’s terrible for any running back but for a first round pick, he is becoming one of the biggest busts in franchise history.
The low point in 2021 for Penny may have come in week 10 when, he though healthy, the Seahawks decided to not give him one single snap against the Packers. Alex Collins got 10 carries and Travis Homer had one. Not getting a carry is bad but Seattle not even trusting him with a snap? That’s nearly unbelievable.
Penny had a fifth-year option before the season that Seattle wisely did not pick up. The hope was that once he was able to play this year after overcoming one of the million injuries he’s had in his 3-plus year NFL career, he would be part of a one-two punch with Chris Carson. But Carson has been hurt for most of the year now too and Seattle has relied on Collins.
Penny will be gone after this season (or at least he better be) but his presence will be felt for some time with the Seahawks because a wasted first round pick costs the team millions and hurts the team’s depth for years. And after not getting one snap in week 10, there is no hope that Penny is going to help at all this season.