A few weeks into the season, Ken Walker became RB1 in Seattle. He didn't see 10 carries in a game until Week 6. He still finished with over 1,000 rushing yards and was a finalist for Offensive Rookie of the Year. He had a stretch of five straight games with a touchdown (7 touchdowns in that timeframe) and finished the season with three 100-yard rushing games. He's the top back for the Seahawks.
However, he's not the only back in Seattle. The Seahawks took a second-round running back for the second year in a row and a really good one at that in UCLA's Zach Charbonnet. If the Seahawks used Walker as a second-round rookie last year, you have to think they'll use Charbonnet, who rushed for over 1,300 yards in 10 games last season, as a second-round rookie this year. That will cut into Walker's work.
2023 Bottom Line
Even with Charbonnet in the mix, Seattle still likes running the football and there should be plenty of work to go around. But the split could be more Walker in the ground game and Charbonnet getting more of the passing-game work as well as work between the tackles. Still, Walker is talented enough and should maintain RB2 status this season as the leader of the pack in Seattle.