Seattle Seahawks rumors present some interesting news from NFL analysts. Chris Carson, who has emerged as a formidable running back in the NFL pre-season, might just have a shot to become the starting running back for the Seahawks. Though he entered the pre-season deep on the depth chart, Carson may have not just earned himself more carries during the regular season, but also a serious look from analysts and fans.

Playing against the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night (Aug. 25), Chris Carson ran for 46 yards on eight carries and caught two passes for another 44 yards through the air.

The 90 total yards led the Seahawks on offense, even though he didn’t put the ball in the end zone. It continued a trend of good performances during the NFL pre-season and gives the Seahawks yet another weapon to work with.

Where is Carson on Seahawks’ depth chart?

It has already been revealed that Chris Carson will make the 53-man roster and should be one of four running backs that could see significant action at some point during the 2017 NFL season. Technically, there are three running backs ahead of him on the Seattle Seahawks depth chart. They are Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls, and C.J. Prosise. Lacy has the primary job so far, but there is a lot of room for the other three backs to make a case.

Seahawks rumors indicate that the depth chart could change depending on what takes place in the final pre-season game for the team.

Carson is getting a lot of reps during the NFL pre-season because Rawls is dealing with an ankle problem and Prosise has a groin injury. Carson is definitely making the most of his opportunities, with the game against the Kansas City Chiefs standing out the most.

For fans of the Seahawks, his most notable contribution was two touchdowns against the Los Angeles Chargers in the first pre-season game. That put the Oklahoma State rookie on the radar for the rest of the NFL as well.

Seahawks might have the deepest backfield in the NFL

If all four running backs are healthy this season, the Seattle Seahawks might have the deepest backfield in the entire NFL.

That could become a necessity because these guys are going to get a lot of punishment behind an offensive line that is still full of holes. Having four guys who can shift the game and keep the defense on its heels could serve as a huge asset for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

A lot of the sports attention in the Pacific Northwest is still on the Seattle Mariners and the pursuit of a spot in the playoffs. The Seattle Seahawks are looking to take center stage, though, especially with a pre-season game against Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders coming up on Aug. 31. The regular season begins on Sept. 10 against the Green Bay Packers and Las Vegas feels it’s the beginning of another good season for the team.

Can Chris Carson be one of the catalysts?