Penny saw virtually no work within the offense until the final three games of last season, totaling just 11 carries for 34 yards. Injuries were a large part of the former San Diego State running back's struggles in Seattle during 2020. This decision elevates Seahawks' starting running back Chris Carson, who is all but assured to have a three-down workhorse role out of the backfield with Penny getting his fifth-year option declined. Carson carried 141 times for 681 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games during the 2020 season, adding another 37 receptions and four touchdowns through the air. Carson remains a bonafide RB1 with Penny, Travis Homer, and DeeJay Dallas behind him on the depth chart heading into the 2021 season.