Seahawks' Chris Carson: Coach wants 50-plus targets
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Tuesday he wants Carson to be targeted over 50 times in 2019, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
Carson drew just 24 targets in 2018, hauling in 20 of those passes for 163 yards. If that efficient rate holds and Carson's target total doubles like Schottenheimer hopes, the third-year running back could reasonably post 40 receptions for 325 yards. Any increase to that level would call for a major shift in offensive philosophy, as Seattle targeted all of their running backs only 84 times last season, ranking 31st in the league. That makes 50 targets for Carson a tough ask, given that Rashaad Penny, J.D. McKissic and C.J. Prosise will be vying for those looks as well. The latter two players in particular have more established reputations as pass catchers than do Carson and Penny.
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