After a late-season surge, operating again Rashaad Penny has earned himself a pay increase on his second NFL contract. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport studies that the group is re-signing him to a one-year, $5.75M pact. Rapoport provides that the utmost worth of the deal is $6.5M.
Penny, a first-round choose in 2018, put up underwhelming numbers within the first three seasons of his NFL profession. He had obtained solely 150 carries in his first two campaigns, totaling 789 dashing yards. In 2020, he was restricted to only three contests. After a sluggish begin this previous season, although, issues modified dramatically for him.
The 26-year-old had single-digit carries in every of his first 4 video games in 2021. That whole noticed a notable uptick all through the rest of the marketing campaign, nonetheless, as he steadily took over as Seattle’s lead again. Overall, he registered 4 video games with greater than 135 dashing yards, together with three straight to shut out the 12 months. Along the best way, he set new profession highs in snaps performed (253) and carries (119).
On the season, Penny totaled 797 scrimmage yards and 6 touchdowns. Most notably, his resurgence led him to common 6.3 yards per carry, which topped the NFL. His efficiency turned across the fame he had beforehand established as a disappointing funding with reference to his draft standing, whereas providing cause for optimism in what was in any other case a misplaced season in Seattle.
In addition to Penny, the Seahawks even have Chris Carson beneath contract for yet another season. His presence makes it noteworthy that Rapoport states Penny “turned down more money elsewhere” to stay in the one NFL residence he’s recognized to this point. Seattle additionally has 2020 fourth-rounder DeeJay Dallas in its RB room. With Penny being introduced again, the Seahawks will be capable to carry over the identical depth chart on the place that they’d final 12 months.