The Seattle Seahawks have been looking for a workhorse running back since the days of Marshawn Lynch. It seems that they have finally found that guy in Chris Carson, who has been impressive so far this season.
Against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night, Carson showed his full talent once again. He carried the football 27 times for 118 yards in the game and also caught a pass for a touchdown late in the game that ended up being the game-winning score. Carson has become a major difference maker for the Seahawks.
On the season, Carson has racked up 380 rushing yards and a touchdown on 94 carries. He has also caught 15 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns this year.
Carson Is Becoming A Star For The Seahawks
Seattle now has a 4-1 record after defeating the Rams. It was a statement win for the team and without Carson they would not have been able to pull it off. Pete Carroll and company are dependent on Carson taking pressure off of Russell Wilson and he has show the consistent ability to do so.
Carson still has plenty of room to improve as well. At just 25 years old, Carson doesn’t have a lot of wear and tear on his body. He has the potential to be a long-term option in the backfield for the Seahawks.
Moving forward, the Seahawks are going to have a target on their back. They have solidified themselves as a serious contender in the NFC. In order to continue picking up big wins, they are going to need the ground game to continue producing at a high level.
There is no doubt that Carson still has a lot to prove for the Seahawks. He needs to put a full season together as the team’s workhorse back. Assuming he plays to his potential and keeps up his strong running, the Seahawks will likely make an investment in having Carson stick around for awhile.
Expect to see him prove that the progression he has shown so far is for real. Seattle has found their long-term running back he will make a great duo with Wilson to help lead the Seahawks’ offense.