Rashaad Penny is 'going to be the starter' for Seattle 'if he stays healthy'

The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta wrote that running back Rashaad Penny is "...going to be the starter and the primary back" if he can stay healthy this season.

What It Means:

Talent has never been the question for Penny, whose final collegiate season with San Diego State earned him first round NFL Draft capital several seasons ago. We finally saw an extended look at Penny in the final few weeks of the 2021 season, and according to reports out of Seahawks camp it would seem that he'll have every chance to reclaim that lead back role entering the 2022 season. 2022 second-round pick Ken Walker is expected to get "most of the rest" of the touches behind Penny to start the season.

Condotta said a "realistic projection" for Penny would be close to 20 touches per game this season; while he may struggle to see that much volume in what projects to be one of the league's worst offenses, Condotta's estimate does illustrate how far ahead of his teammates Penny seems to be. He is currently numberFire's RB34 heading into the season, but would get a solid bump if he keeps Walker at bay.