Former Seahawks who starts RB retires at 27 with a neck injury

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson’s NFL career is over after five seasons as he plans to retire due to injury.

That Seattle Seahawks had players reporting for camp this week, with first practice scheduled for July 27th. A player who was an offensive star is no longer on the team and his NFL career is nearing the end.

On July 26, the Seahawks announced they had released running back Chris Carson with a failed physical designation due to a neck injury. According to various reports, Carson plans to retire from the NFL at the age of 27.

Chris Carson was fired by the Seahawks to retire from the NFL because of a neck injury

As NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport states in the above tweet, Seattle used the failed physical designation so Carson could receive “several millions in injury protection benefits.”

The Seahawks capitalized on their seventh-round pick for Carson, who was spending his college career with the Oklahoma State Cowboys. He only played four games in his first season for Seattle, but he made an impression in his sophomore year. In 14 regular-season games, Carson rushed for 1,151 yards and nine touchdowns on 247 carries. Another season of 1,000 rushing yards followed, this time for 1,230 yards and seven touchdowns on 278 carries.

After his first three seasons, Carson’s injuries piled up. In 2020, he suffered a metatarsal sprain that caused him to miss time. Then, in 2021, Carson sustained a neck injury after just four games played.

Carson underwent surgery for the neck injury in question. Head coach Pete Carroll alluded to that a potential that could end Carson’s playing career because of the injury.

That offseason, the team re-signed Rashaad Penny to a one-year contract and selected Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III in the second round of the NFL draft.

Carson made many memories for Seahawks fans. Unfortunately, a neck injury ended his playing career after just five years. Former Seahawks who starts RB retires at 27 with a neck injury

John Verrall

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