Seahawks have had trouble with running backs staying healthy
I fully understand that 136 scrimmage yards and 2 TDs against Houston, 135 scrimmage yards and a TD against Chicago, and 185 scrimmage yards and 2 TDs against Detroit are numbers from a running back that 12s haven’t seen since Marshawn Lynch. But that type of production and this type of workload just isn’t sustainable from Rashaad Penny, especially when you consider how injured he has been over the course of his 4 years in Seattle.
And maybe I’m wrong and Penny does end up staying healthy. But with how injured Chris Carson has also been throughout his Seattle career as well, I just don’t think Seattle can afford to re-sign another made-of-glass running back.
The Seattle backfield hasn’t had a reliable back since Lynch left – at least not one who stays healthy over an extended amount of time – and because of that I just don’t think resigning Penny is the answer. It strikes me as far too big of a risk.
Over the last three seasons, Seattle has missed multiple backs in multiple games and they need to make a smarter decision on who they have as their top two backs in 2022.