Chris Carson returning to Seahawks on two-year deal

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The Seahawks are keeping Chris Carson.

The running back has agreed to a two-year deal worth up to $14.625 million, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The deal contains a voidable third season to reduce Carson’s cap number this year, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Carson ranked 79th on PFT’s list of top 100 free agents, one of the top running backs on the market.

Carson, 26, had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2018 and 2019 before 681 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games last season. He also caught 37 passes for 287 yards and four touchdowns in 2020.

The Seahawks made Carson a seventh-round choice in 2017, and he has rushed for 21 touchdowns and 3,270 yards.

9 responses to “Chris Carson returning to Seahawks on two-year deal

  1. Glad to have him back! He’s a hard-nosed runner, and an excellent RB when healthy. Let’s hope these next two years he can stay 100% and put up another 1k season in each.

  2. Good retention. Set at RB. Set at QB. Excellent WR crew. Good pick ups at TE, OL, DL, and CB. Still have solid team returning, but need a few more to return to round out the off season. For that, they need to generate Cap Space. Restructuring Russell’s contract would be most productive, but Wagner could also be used to get much needed space.

    Overall; feeling like the Seahawks are going to be tough this coming season. SF, AZ & LA all will be tough again, as well. I’m sure it will be the best overall Division in the NFL. Go Hawks!

  3. Since 2017, Seattle’s regular season win-loss record with Chris Carson is 31-10. Without him, Seattle has 10 wins and 11 losses, for an overall record of 41-21. Russell Wilson played in 100% of those games. When Chris Carson was put on injured reserve after 4 games in 2017, Seattle missed the playoffs with a 9-7 record. Numbers do not lie. Chris Carson is probably Seattle’s MVP. They are lucky he did not sign with another team. It is also further proof that without a strong running game helping him, Russell Wilson is a very ordinary quarterback.

  4. Seattle’s offense is shaping up very well with the addition of Gabe Jackson, Gerald Everett, and resigning Carson…the main issue now is the Seahawk defense….

  5. Good deal. A Carson/Penny backfield with Homer as the third-down back is a winning formula.

  6. Now Seattle needs to put KJ Wright on a contract that allows him to retire in Seattle (1 year to 2 year). Wagner will also retire in Seattle after next year. The Franchise is strong – make sure to keep those that represent. ROME EXPECTS!

  7. The issue isn’t the puzzle pieces. It’s the people putting the puzzle together. I’m not sure if Norton is DC coordinator material, and the last 2 OC’s have put together vanilla play books and game plans that were illogical relative to the type of players on the field. Wilson is not a straight drop back QB…yet the run/run/pass play calling always put Wilson in a 3rd and 5 or more situation and their answer was to always call a 6-7 step drop back pass play with an empty backfield behind an o-line that couldn’t protect him. This offense needs some creativity and deception.

  8. As a Dolphins fan, I am sad they could not agree to a contract. Carson is the type of runner they lacked. Currently, with 3 RB’s under 5’9″ and shy of 200lbs on the roster. Najee Harris here we come. Good for the Seahawks, this was a great retention signing for them.

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