Christine Michael traded to Cowboys

Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks have traded running back Christine Michael to the running back-hungry Dallas Cowboys for a conditional draft pick.

Before he was traded, Michael spoke on the possibility of being moved:

“As long as I have an opportunity to play somewhere, put some good stuff on film and get some things going, I’ll be fine with everything that they do,” he said. “They blessed me. They drafted me, and that’s good enough for me.”

Michael had been in Seattle for his whole two-year career, and in that time, ran for 254 yards without finding the end zone. He never started a game during his tenure.

The Seahawks had recently signed ex-Buffalo Bill Fred Jackson, which was most likely the reason he didn’t find himself on the Seahawks’ final roster. With Jackson as the primary backup to All-Pro back Marshawn Lynch, Michael found himself as the fourth string back behind Robert Turbin.

Michael has impressed this preseason, rushing for 5.1 yards per carry in his final two games with Seattle.

Michael finds himself in an interesting situation in Dallas, as running backs Darren McFadden and Joseph Randle are currently battling for the starting gig. Michael may have just found himself in the running for that position, and if not, will receive more carries in Dallas this year than he would have in Seattle.

As for the Seattle backfield, Lynch and Jackson will man the running back position, with third string running back Robert Turbin on the injured reserve.

Once Turbin comes back, he will find himself in a limited role similar to Michael’s over the past two seasons, as he is no longer the backup with Jackson in town.

Michael has had a career in which he was never a primary back, and now that he is in Dallas, he may just get his shot. McFadden is injury prone and Randle hasn’t proven himself quite yet.

He is behind the best offensive line in football and can show the world that he is worthy of a starting position.