Breer: Seahawks making 'strong bid' for RB Leonard Fournette


We know that the Seahawks are in the market for a running back, and according to Albert Breer, Seattle is eyeing Leonard Fournette.

Breer reported on Tuesday that the Seahawks are making a "strong bid" for the recent Super Bowl champion. Fournette also has a standing offer to return to the Buccaneers in 2021. Signing Fournette would all but assure that Chris Carson's days in Seattle are finished.

Fournette, the fourth-overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, posted 367 yards and six touchdowns for the Bucs in 13 games during the 2020 regular season. He was far more productive during Tampa Bay's Super Bowl run, racking up 300 yards and three touchdowns in four playoff games. Fournette also caught 18 passes for 148 yards and a score during the postseason. His yards per carry average skyrocketed to 4.7 in the playoffs compared to just 3.8 during the regular season.

Carson is an unrestricted free agent. He posted 681 yards and five scores in 2020, a down year for him considering he surpassed 1,000 rushing yards in each of his previous two seasons. Carson remains arguably the best running back on the market due to his punishing physicality and underrated hands as a pass catcher. He scored six receiving touchdowns over his last two seasons.

If signed, Fournette would join Rashaad Penny, Alex Collins, DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer in the Seahawks backfield.