Report: Chris Carson is favorite to start at RB for Seahawks
Despite using their first-round pick this year on a running back, the Seattle Seahawks probably won’t be throwing him to the wolves right away.
ESPN’s Brady Henderson reported on Wednesday that Chris Carson looks like the “favorite” to start in the backfield for Seattle this season. Henderson adds that the 23-year-old has “easily” been the team’s most impressive back in camp and has put on ten pounds of lean weight.
Carson rushed for 208 yards in four appearances as a rookie in 2017 before his season was cut short by a broken leg and high ankle sprain that landed him on injured reserve. The Seahawks did not bring back Thomas Rawls or Eddie Lacy this offseason, but they did take San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny with the No. 27 overall pick in this year’s draft. He will go along with Mike Davis, CJ Prosise, and JD McKissic on the depth chart.
Despite that mix of names though, Carson appears to have the upper hand in Seattle’s backfield competition. That should be a welcome dose of certainty for the team in a summer where they otherwise haven’t had much of it.