The Seattle Seahawks have shown interest in former Chiefs RB Carlos Hyde.
Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Carlos Hyde is still waiting to find a home on the open market despite a strong season last year for the Houston Texans. Despite proving he can not only stay healthy but be very productive, he remains a free agent nearly a month after the 2020 NFL Draft.
Fortunately, some teams remain interested in adding weapons to their offensive backfield, and the Seattle Seahawks have apparently kicked the tires on the idea of adding Hyde in the fold.
Any potential deal for Freeman, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons, could negate their “conversations” with Hyde. However at the very least, it’s good to know that teams are still out there looking for veteran help at a position with such high turnover. It doesn’t help that a wave of new young backs have entered the league, beginning with the Chiefs latest toy in Louisiana State running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Hyde had his best season ever as a pro last year for the Texans after coming over in a trade for offensive lineman Martinas Rankin. The Chiefs had signed Hyde in the spring to compete for reps in a backfield being reshaped after losing Kareem Hunt, but it was clear in the preseason that the coaching staff was not enamored with Hyde’s fit.
Fortunately Hyde found a nice fit with Houston and played in all 16 games for the first time since 2017 (only the second time in his career). He also crossed the 1,000 yard mark rushing for the first time since entering the league with the San Francisco 49ers as their second round pick in the 2014 draft.
For now, the Seahawks could fill their spot with Freeman, but Hyde was also reportedly drawing some interest from the Philadelphia Eagles as well. Sometime before the 2020 season begins, he should be able to find a home with one team or another. He certainly deserves it after finally showing himself to be dependable in 2019.