Three big surprises on the latest Seattle Seahawks unofficial depth chart

The Seahawks PR department has released the latest unofficial depth chart ahead of preseason Week 2.

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Seattle Seahawks RB Kenny McIntosh listed over Zach Charbonnet

This might simply be a procedural matter. At some other spots on the unofficial depth chart one can see why the Seahawks PR department had some guys listed over others. For instance, linebacker Ben Burr-Kirvan is currently second on the depth chart while Vi Jones is third. Jones is dealing with an ankle injury, though, so it makes sense he would be third.

In other places, like tight end, Colby Parkinson is still listed as the fourth tight end while Tyler Mabry is tied at second, but we know that when Week 1 comes around, Parkinson is going to be on the roster, if he is healthy, while Mabry will probably be on the practice squad. But McIntosh over Charbonnet? That's just weird.

McIntosh is currently out for a couple of weeks - at least - with a knee injury. The team hopes he can be back before preseason Week 3, but there is no guarantee of this. Even when he does return, why would he be higher on the depth chart than Charbonnet? Zach Charbonnet is going to be RB2 in 2023 as long as he is healthy. And against Minnesota, Charbonnet ran as if he wanted to inflict pain on any would-be tackler.

Once McIntosh gets healthy, he probably can help the team. He is a three-down back so he shouldn't be relegated to just coming in on passing downs. But McIntosh should also only get a ton of reps if Kenny Walker and Charbonnet are hurt. Even then DeeJay Dallas might become RB1, while McIntosh spells him.