Stat shows Rashaad Penny’s dominance when healthy

The Seattle Seahawks were hoping running back Rashaad Penny would be Marshawn Lynch’s second coming.

That’s why they selected him in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

It’s hard to blame the Seahawks for that decision as he finished his final season at San Diego State with 2,248 yards and 23 touchdowns.

He would have dominated had he translated those numbers into the professional game.

Unfortunately, he had his share of obstacles.

Penny had a decent rookie season with 419 rushing yards and two touchdowns, including a 100-yard rushing game.

But high hopes of a better sophomore were shattered when he suffered a torn ACL in Week 14.

He played in just ten games in 2019, finishing with 370 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

The 2020 season was worse as Penny played in just three games, finishing with 34 yards on 11 rushing attempts.

This production led the Seahawks to decline his fifth-year option.

However, he finally proved in 2021 that he was worth keeping.

Penny went wild with four 100-yard games after being activated on October 25, 2021.

After games with 137, 135 and 170 yards, he saved the best for the end of Week 18 against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks closed out the season with a win and Penny rushed for 190 yards.

More importantly, he led the league in rushing yards per attempt for running backs with at least 100 carries.

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