Thomas Rawls breaks ankle, done for the season


Seattle Seahawks rookie running back Thomas Rawls’ season looks to be over.

With running back Marshawn Lynch having been in and out of the lineup this season, the Seattle Seahawks turned to Thomas Rawls to take over. He went undrafted out of Central Michigan.

Rawls surprised everyone this season by looking like one of the best running backs in the league. He compiled four 100 rushing yard games, one of which was a 209 yard game. He also picked up four rushing touchdowns as well for the Seahawks. Unfortunately, Rawls’ season came to an end during today’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.

During the first quarter, he attempted a rush that ended up losing three yards. However, he went down clutching his leg and ended up walking off on his own power.

According to NFL reporter Ian Rapaport, Rawls is done for the season with a broken ankle. This word came from Seattle head coach Pete Carroll.

This is terrible news for the Seahawks, who are now down another offensive weapon. They lost tight end Jimmy Graham to a torn up knee for the season and will now be down their two best running backs. Fred Jackson is next in line in the depth chart.

The Seahawks have been able to find players to step up, though, and Jackson has been a consistent player throughout his career. We will see going forward how much this affects them.