I know Seattle just gave something up to get him in the offseason and I know he had a significant injury last year. But the fact is, the guy can flat out play. Is his injury still bothering him? Don’t think so after watching both of his kick returns for TDs last weekend. Everywhere the guy goes, in any position he’s put in – he just gets it done. (His career per-carry average is 4.7 – and he’s a gifted receiver out of the backfield).
I find it curious that he doesn’t get many touches for Seattle – who decided to acquire another RB in Marshawn Lynch to put in front of Washington on the depth chart. With Forsett and Washington, I thought Seattle had 2 decent RBs. But their trade for Lynch makes me wonder about how valuable Washington really is to them.
But the final reason we should consider him is because he could return kicks for us. Again, I’m not totally done with Jordy Nelson – he does fine usually. (Though he should have never been put back out there after the 2nd fumble last week). And I’d have some reservations about putting a starting RB back there to return kicks. But Leon would be a huge upgrade over Jordy – he is an elite return guy. He could help the Packers in many ways.