After a one-season stint with the Houston Texans, veteran running back Carlos Hyde is set to join his fourth NFL team in three years. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Hyde will sign a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks. Hyde will head to Seattle after spending the past two seasons with the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars and Texans.
Former Texans’ RB Carlos Hyde reached agreement with the Seattle Seahawks, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 22, 2020
Once one of the more promising young backs in the entire league, Carlos Hyde has turned into a dependable veteran journeyman. Hyde started his professional career with four seasons as a San Francisco 49er and produced two 900 yard-plus rushing campaigns but has yet to find stability since leaving San Francisco. Hyde did piece together a career season last year, but was never a part of Houston’s long-term plans.
Now perhaps Hyde can regain his footing as he joins one of the run-heaviest teams in the NFL. The Seahawks already feature a bell-cow running back in Chris Carson, but the depth behind him isn’t exactly dependable in the form of Rashaad Penny and Travis Homer. Carson himself has dealt with various injuries in the past, so perhaps Hyde could see some key touches early on to preserve the Pro-Bowl back.
If Hyde does get a chance to contribute, he could fit in well with Seattle’s offense. The Seahawks are expected to be one of the best teams in the NFC yet again next season and backfield depth is always a plus for any playoff team.