The Seattle Seahawks drafted running back Rashaad Penny with their first-round pick last April, hoping to utilize both Penny and Chris Carson as a 1-2 punch in the backfield.
While Penny struggled to get his footing after a preseason injury, it was clear Carson wanted to be the No. 1 back in the Emerald City.
Carson had a monstrous second season, rushing 247 times for 1,150 yards and nine touchdowns, all among the league’s best.
While part of that dramatic uptick in production was his health and the production of his offensive line under new coach Mike Solari, Carson also had a lot to do with it as well – tying for the league lead in forced missed tackles with 45.
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There was a 3-way tie for most missed tackles forced on carries in 2018 – between Adrian Peterson, Derrick Henry and Chris Carson.
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Carson tied with Tennessee’s Derrick Henry and Adrian Peterson of the Redskins to lead the league in forcing defenders to miss.
That, combined with a stellar performance from his offensive line and the constant pressure defenses face with Russell Wilson under center, allowed Carson to thrive last season.
2019 should be more of the same, with a continually improving offensive line and a coaching staff that is continuing to gel.
Expect big things from Carson next season.
Source: Seahawks Wire | Andy Patton