Rashaad Penny’s recent success is strange and very unexpected. If you had asked me five weeks ago whose stock I thought would be rising for the Seahawks entering the last regular season game on 2021 I would not have had had two former first round choices on the list. I am glad I do.
Actually, if you had asked me which two former first round picks had the best chance of being really good the last quarter of the season Penny would not have made the list. I would have badly guessed L.J. Collier. Brooks has been good all season and is getting increasingly better with every passing week.
But Penny? No. I would have assumed he would have been hurt still as he has for most of his four-year career. Instead, Penny looks every bit of a first round choice the last four weeks. In fact, Penny’s run actually started five games ago when he caught a pass and ran with speed and power for 27 yards. The next week against the Texans, Penny ran for 137 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Two weeks later against the Bears, Penny ran for 135 yards and another touchdown. This past week against the Lions, Penny ran 25 times for 170 yards and 2 more touchdowns. I can’t say Penny is a must-re-sign for Seattle as Penny has to prove he can stay healthy but he at least needs to be a free agent that Seattle keeps around on an incentive-laden but lucrative deal.