The biggest question for the Seattle Seahawks heading into the offseason was surrounding one area of the offensive that needed to be addressed:
Who was going to be the running back for the Seahawks next season?
Thankfully, the Seahawks made sure to take care of that issue last month by re-signing running back Chris Carson to a two-year deal.
The Seahawks got their man back.
And it is in large part to the help of Russell Wilson and Rasheed Penny being in Carson’s ear during free agency.
On Thursday, Carson spoke to the media since being re-signed by the Seahawks.
During his presser, Carson spoke about how he had many offers on the table from other teams.
But as he continued to talk with his family about the process, he knew Seattle would be the best spot for him to be in.
“It was a right feel,” Carson said. “I prayed about it, me and my family talked about it, and we just knew Seattle was the right fit.”
During free agency, it is pretty common for teammates to try and sway you to come back during the process.
So of course it would be weird for Wilson to try and not convince him to come back.
And as expected, he did just that.
“He was definitely in my ear,” Carson said. “We talked about it before the season, thinking it might be the last time we play with each other. But he definitely was in my ear this entire offseason.”
And it wasn’t just Wilson in his ear, as Carson continued on and said that Penny was the other big voice in recruiting him to make his way back to Seattle.
I mean, besides Russ, Rasheed (Penny) was the other big recruiter to try and bring me back,” Said Cason. “Everyone knows he is like a brother to me. If we can stay healthy and everything like that, we can be one of the top rushing duo’s in the league. We both bring a different feel to the game, different attributes that accompany each other so well.
Carson is coming back to a better offensive line with the addition of Gabe Jackson being picked up in the offseason, as well as having Tyler Lockett being extended and DK Metcalf getting better every year.
It also helps that the defensive for Seattle is looking to be much more improved with Dunlap coming back and the recent addition of Aldon Smith.
Either way, Carson was a big piece that Seattle was looking to make sure he returned. And they got their man back.
Out of everyone, Wilson must to be the happiest to have a familiar face in the backfield.
Will see how the offensive looks with Shane Waldron running it once the NFL season gets going again.