Oh boy. Good ol’ Rashaad Henry. Whoops, I meant to say Derrick Penny. No, my fault I meant Rashaad Penny! Okay, a cheesy joke? Maybe. Warranted joke? Absolutely. Rashaad Penny, in three of the Seattle Seahawks last four games, has looked like a second-coming of Derrick Henry.
This means running over guys, breaking tackles, making good cuts, getting into the end zone, just overall looking nothing short of unstoppable. Furthermore, his incredible efforts have been recognized as he was just named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Okay, so then what’s the problem? Penny finally looking like the guy that Pete Carroll and John Schneider reached for with the 27th pick in the 2018 draft should be a good thing, right?
The Seattle Seahawks should not re-sign Rashaad Penny
Well, in a way it is. No one is happier for Rashaad Penny than I am. After being called a massive bust and not being able to stay healthy for four straight years, he’s finally getting a run of games as the lead back while obviously producing at a high level, and it really is such a great feeling to see him succeed.
The issue is that of course, it took him a whole four seasons to produce like this. The even bigger issue is that after 4 years of injury and no production, he is performing at this level in the last five games of his contract year.
This could put the front office in a massive predicament this offseason. Should we resign him because he’s finally been able to flash his dominance in the last 5 games of his 4th season? Or should we move on?