Loser No. 1 - Seattle Seahawks running back Zach Charbonnet
I guess I could extend the "loser" part of this to a greater post about the Seattle runing back room, but I have a player that follows that's a winner in training camp so far. Still, and through no fault of Charbonnet's, lots of 12s are going to want him to be great in 2023 simply because the Seahawks took him so high in the 2023 NFL draft. Charbonnet was taken in the second round when Seattle could have taken a nose guard or another position of higher need. After all, Seattle already had Kenneth Walker III to be RB1 this year.
But Charbonnet is now missing practices and missing valuable reps for a rookie with a banged-up shoulder. Pete Carroll could give no timeline on Charbonnet's return and didn't really go into detail on what the actual issue was with the running back's shoulder. Shoulders, like knees, could be long-term problems if the player isn't nearly fully recovered prior to returnng.
Seattle already feels a bit jinxed when it comes to running backs getting hurt. Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson were very productive when they were healthy but then were lost for far too many games because of being hurt. 12s might have a bit of PTSD in thinking Walker and Charbonnet, both of whom are already hurt in training camp, might be the new Penny and Carson.
Hopefully, Charbonnet will be fine well before Week 1, but since he's never played in the NFL< we can't be sure. But a 12 can still wish for the best.