Rashaad Penny - Former Seahawks running back
Rashaad Penny was a frustrating player in his five seasons with the Seahawks. Nothing against the guy personally. He appeared to be a humble and at times very funny dude. But there were times when he didn't seem to know how to play through injuries. I'm not counting the 2022 injury when he had a fibula fracture, syndesmotic ligament tear, and deltoid ligament tear after being hurt on a player against the New Orleans Saints. And up until that point last year, Penny was playing fairly well.
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That was the frustrating part about Penny. If healthy, he looked capable of being a 1,500-yard running back, but he was never healthy enough to prove he could be. He missed 38 of a possible 66 games for Seattle and didn't play more than 10 games in a season from 2019 on. That said, over the limited time he did play in 2021 and 2022 combined, Penny ran for 1,095 yards in 15 games (parts of which he missed with injuries), 8 touchdowns, and an average carry of 6.2 yards.
So, of course, what will likely happen with Penny's new team, the Philadelphia Eagles, is stay healthy and run for 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns. I mean, he's kind of due for that kind of season. It would be fitting if he did all that with another team, right? Especially a good one like the Eagles who don't really need more offensive weapons.
Seattle gets Philadelphia at home in Week 15. If Penny is still playing by then it might be a small miracle, but if he is he is probably having a great year. Or maybe there is hope. One Eagles site says maybe Penny gets cut before the season. If that happens, maybe Seattle should bring him back for another year and he can join a rotation of Kenneth Walker and Zach Charbonnet.