It was midway through 2020 season when head coach of the Seattle Seahawks Pete Carroll reined in the team’s high flying offense, and after the season publicly stated that he wanted the team to be able to run the ball better in 2021. One of the big questions surrounding that desire is exactly who would be carrying the ball for the team, as Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas had been underwhelming to this point in their career, and Rashaad Penny was still dealing with a significant knee injury after his return late in the season.
Well, as of late Friday, those questions can be put to rest.
The #Seahawks are re-signing RB Chris Carson to a two-year deal worth up to $14.625 million, per source. The deal was done by @Casey_Muir1 and @Murphy_McGuire of @OctagonFootball— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 19, 2021
So, Chris Carson is coming back. And for the fans who have been clamoring for the Seahawks to get aggressive and take advantage of a salary cap that is set to increase dramatically in 2023 and beyond, this is an interesting development.
RB Chris Carson is re-signing with Seattle on a three-year, $24.625 million deal that voids after two years, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2021
Basically, Carson will be back for the next two seasons and he’ll be able to hit free agency again before turning 30, and the Seahawks finally got aggressive and dipped into future cap years in order to make it happen.