Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson announced his retirement from football this week, due to a neck injury. Carson went through surgeries and rehab on his way to doing everything he could to get back on the football field in Seattle, but ultimately it wasn't enough and the risks were far too great.
This has led to an outpouring of support from the team, its fans and especially former teammates. Wide Receiver Tyler Lockett and Carson have been teammates in Seattle since 2017 when Carson came into the league. In that time both players have been prominent parts of Seattle's offensive attack.
Tyler Lockett Chris Carson Tribute
Lockett took to Twitter on Tuesday night to share his love and thanks for his now retired teammate in a touching post.
The reaction to Carson's retirement shows not only how much he will be missed on the field, but also how great of a person he was and how important he was to the Seattle locker room. Carson rushed for over 1,000 yards both seasons he was able to suit up for at least 14 games. It's clear that injuries were the only thing that ever held him back from being one of the most productive running backs in the league year in and year out.
Seattle seems headed for a rebuild this season and with a number of key players now suiting up elsewhere, mainly quarterback Russell Wilson, this team will look very different in 2022. Carson represents another big piece of that old guard in Seattle moving on.
Carson's playing days might be over, but I'm sure his former teammates, coaches and friends will be looking forward to all the great things he can accomplish in his post-football life.
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