The Seattle Seahawks have reported interest in trading for a running back, and this NFL franchise has a player available.
The Cincinnati Bengals running back has been reported to be ready to hold out if he isn’t given a contract extension. The 23-year old has played for three seasons with the franchise and is entering the final year of his rookie deal.
Mixon has rushed for over 1,100 rushing yards in two consecutive years, including 1,137 yards and five touchdowns for a one-win team last year. He added an impressive 4.5 yards-per-carry as well. If the Bengals can’t find an agreement with Mixon, the team could try and find a trade partner
One team that fits is the Seahawks. After fishing for Marshawn Lynch last year, the team has been rumored to be on the market, including for Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette.
Mixon will make just $1.2 million in the final year of his rookie deal. The Seahawks wouldn’t be required to extend him either.
The Seahawks are reportedly not completely sold on Chris Carson, who fumbled six times last year. He is also coming off a fractured leg that bumped him out the rest of 2019.
As for Mixon, he hasn’t fumbled once in two seasons starting for the Bengals. He’s more reliable as a pass-catcher compared to Carson, who is just used for downhill running. Having a pass-catcher on the team, given how much quarterback Russell Wilson is pressured, would be a relief.
For Mixon, the Bengals wouldn’t want more than a third-round pick. However, we don’t know how Mixon would feel if the Seahawks refused to give him an extension in the deal.