Speaking of teams that are known for utilizing a physical running style in their offense, the Seahawks have defined this type of rushing offense during Pete Caroll’s tenure as the team’s head coach.
Of the running backs under contract in Seattle through 2022, Chris Carson led the group with 232 rushing yards in 2021. Carson will likely return for next season, but the Seahawks might want to add someone like James Conner to their backfield to help take some of the load off of Carson’s shoulders, who only appeared in four games last season.
Coming over from the San Francisco 49ers, new Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel is going to build the team’s offense around their rushing attack.
Last season, McDaniel watched Conner accumulate a total of four touchdowns in the Cardinals’ two victories over the 49ers. So Miami’s new head coach knows just how much of an impact the Arizona running back can make with the ball in his hands.
The Dolphins are currently projected to have the most salary cap of any team in the NFL this year with more than $63 million. If McDaniel wants Conner on his roster, his team has the ability to give the running back whatever amount of money he will be looking for.