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Most Likely Destinations for Chris Carson in Free Agency

Max Staley
Three most likely destinations for Chris Carson in free agency.
Three most likely destinations for Chris Carson in free agency. / Steph Chambers/Getty Images

The NFL's free-agent frenzy has been moving at a pretty rapid pace, but there are still some big-time stars available on the open market. One of the biggest available names is Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson, who is clearly the best RB left in free agency.

Here are three of the most likely destinations for Carson this offseason.

3. Kansas City Chiefs

Running back certainly isn't the Kansas City Chiefs' biggest need, and Andy Reid does have a knack for doing a lot with a little at the position. But if Carson is willing to take a discount, the Chiefs would be a great landing spot. He'd get the chance to compete for a Super Bowl ring while forming a dynamic thunder-and-lightning duo with rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire. This would be a nice pickup for KC.

2. New York Jets

The New York Jets might have the least talented group of running backs in the league. Adding Carson would fix that in a hurry. Though he dealt with injuries in 2020, Carson had back-to-back 1,150-yard rushing seasons from 2018-19. New York is likely selecting a young QB with the No. 2 overall pick this offseason, and adding Carson could be a great way to take some pressure off the kid's plate.

1. Miami Dolphins

There's been a lot of rumors connecting Carson to the Miami Dolphins. The pairing makes a ton of sense. Miami could stand to add a powerful, experienced RB like Carson, who would be an excellent pairing with standout rookie Myles Gaskin. Miami has $11 million in remaining cap space, per Spotrac, and the Dolphins should have little trouble adding Carson into the mix.

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