Seahawks offer Lynch contract extension-- Sun Feb 1 9:15 am --
Seattle having a change of heart?
On the heels of another dominant season for the running back nicknamed "Beast Mode," multiple sources tell me Seattle has made Marshawn Lynch an offer on a huge contract extension that would keep him in a Seahawks uniform for years to come.
The deal is believed to include more than $10 million for Lynch in the 2015 season alone. Lynch currently is slated to make $5 million in 2015, the final year of what originally was a four-year, $31 million deal. (NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:Rapoport goes on to say that the Seahawks believe Lynch has outplayed his contract and want to reward him for his work. This is a turnaround from the prevailing wisdom that Lynch would be allowed to walk at the end of his contract or perhaps releasing him at the end of this season. Lynch is the workhorse of the offense and the team and perhaps management is afraid of losing such a key piece to the team. Stay tuned...
Lynch returning to Seattle in 2015 after all?-- Mon Jan 19 4:30 pm --
"Beast Moda" remains heart and soul of offense
Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network's NFL GameDay Morning that the Seattle brass is now more than open to the possibility of bringing Marshawn Lynch back at a salary of $5 million a year.
"... Mainly because he actually has outperformed his contract and clearly established himself as the identity of this team," Rapoport said. "Basically, they don't have a choice based on the way he plays to bring him back.(NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:It was a foregone conclusion that Lynch would be cut loose or allowed to retire at season's end a few months ago, but the combination of his tone-setting running ability and the lack of trust in Christine Michael might be contributing to the Seahawks' change of heart. With Seattle preparing to pay Russell Wilson like a franchise quarterback in the coming months, the Seahawks may need to get creative with their salary cap in order to sign up for another year of "Beast Mode".
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