Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (2015)
It's difficult to think that as of this writing, Thomas Rawls is still only almost 30 years old. It seems like the one good season he had for the Seahawks was decades ago. But while Rawls only had just one productive season in his NFL career in 2015, it was a relatively special one. Rawls replaced an injured Marshawn Lynch that season and made the most of his chances.
In fact, for much of 2015, Rawls was so good that he basically forced Lynch out of Seattle at the time. But the move to Rawls was ultimately a failure as he could not stay healthy. Even his 2015 season was cut short due to a fractured ankle in Week 14. But in 2015, Rawls had four games where he ran for over 100 yards. In Week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Rawls ran for 169 yards and a touchdown. In Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers, he ran for 209 yards.
Overall in 2015, Rawls led the NFL with 5.6 yards per rush. He had 830 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns, both of which led the team. His 830 rushing yards would be more yards than he would have in the rest of his short career combined. Rawls played just four years in the NFL and seemed to be constantly hurt. One might wonder what he could have accomplished without the injuries.
It also should be noted that Rawls, while injured for a big chunk of 2016, did play in the postseason against the Detroit Lions and ran for 161 yards in Seattle's Wild Card game victory. Those 161 yards are a Seahawks franchise record for a postseason game.