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Marshawn Lynch | Running Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
College: California
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Marshawn Lynch told Conan O'Brien he considered retiring before the Seahawks gave him a new contract that includes $12M in 2015 earnings.
We actually believe the eccentric Lynch, who turned 29 in April. But when the Seahawks "put 12 in front of you for a year, you start to think, maybe I could do this again," he said. The highlight of Lynch's Conan appearance was when he discussed his trademarked end-zone dive move. "I done got in a lot of trouble for grabbing my ding-ding." Jun 30 - 8:42 AM

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Seahawks signed RB Marshawn Lynch to a new three-year, $31 million contract.

Lynch's 2015 earnings will be $12 million -- a $7.5 million signing bonus and $4.5 million base salary. As Lynch was previously owed $7 million for 2015, he's gotten a $5 million raise. Lynch is technically under Seattle's control for 2016 and 2017 at $9 million and $10 million, respectively, but neither of those sums is guaranteed. Thus, the contract is year to year after 2015.
Mar 6 - 7:06 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Seahawks have reached a revised contract with Marshawn Lynch, ensuring Lynch stays with the team for 2015.

Lynch was rumored to be considering retirement for the second straight offseason. He's putting it off again. Although Lynch turns 29 next month, his 2014 performance showed zero signs of slippage. Lynch established a career high with 17 all-purpose touchdowns, and his 4.66 YPC average was the second best of his career. Lynch's breakdown risk will grow as he gets older, but otherwise there would be no reason to leave him out of 2015's top-five projected fantasy backs. Robert Turbin will return as Seattle's third-down back, while talented-but-enigmatic Christine Michael's Dynasty stock will continue to twist in the wind.
Mar 6 - 4:32 PM

In an interview with a Turkish television station, Marshawn Lynch admitted he was expecting the ball on the final play of the Super Bowl.

Lynch is in Turkey with other NFL players for an American Football Without Barriers camp. "Yes, I was expecting the ball. But in life, these things happen. Like I told a reporter after the game, it's a team sport," he said. "I had no problem with the decision of the play calling. I mean, you know, I think it was more of a ... how do I say this? When you look at me, and you let me run that ball in, I am the face of the nation. You know, MVP of the Super Bowl, that's pretty much the face of the nation at that point of time." Lynch is currently weighing an eight-figure offer from the Seahawks to return in 2015, a deal we eventually expect him to accept.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 2 - 8:52 AM

According to his agent, the Seahawks have not reached an agreement with Marshawn Lynch.

This contradicts a report from Jason La Canfora, who said Saturday that a deal was "in place." PFT's Mike Florio is adamant the Seahawks aren't close to any contract extension with Lynch and even suggested that Beast Mode could retire. We don't think that's the case, but if Lynch does call it quits, Seattle would be owed $1.5 million of the signing bonus he received in 2012.
Feb 22 - 8:38 AM

Yahoo's Rand Getlin reports the Seahawks have offered Marshawn Lynch a deal that would pay him between $11 million and $12 million in 2015.

The deal would span either two or three years, and include $9 million in 2016. "It's not clear whether Lynch is inclined to accept it," reports Getlin. The Seahawks seem to be using media reports like this one to put pressure on Lynch, who was reportedly disenchanted by coaches and management during the 2014 season. Although Lynch may need more time to make his decision, we suspect this generous pay day will be hard for him to pass up.
Feb 21 - 3:57 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that the Seahawks are negotiating "in earnest" to keep Marshawn Lynch out of retirement.

The Seahawks want to keep Lynch and give him a raise. "We've had big offers out there," Carroll insisted. It's believed the Seahawks have offered as much as $10 million for Lynch to play in 2015. He's currently owed $7 million.
Feb 20 - 3:13 PM

The Seahawks are still waiting for Marshawn Lynch to make a decision about his future.

Given Lynch's mercurial nature, it's not surprising we haven't heard from him yet. GM John Schneider said the team wants Lynch to make his decision soon, though they understand if he needs more time. "I've talked to his people a bunch, he knows we want him to play," Schneider said. The Seahawks have a raise waiting for Beast Mode in the likely event he decides to play in 2015.
Feb 19 - 11:32 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Marshawn Lynch's back issues are chronic and will be a major factor in his decision to continue playing.

Lynch is dealing with compressed cartilage in his back, a condition that could get worse if he continues to play. Lynch's back caused him problems this season, but he still managed to play all 19 games of the Seahawks' Super Bowl run. The injury is certainly a mitigating factor, but it is hard to see Lynch walking away from what should be a nice payday in 2015.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 14 - 11:09 AM

Former teammate Michael Robinson ultimately expects Marshawn Lynch to play in 2015, but admits he isn't positive.

"C’mon man, it’s Marshawn," Robinson said in a radio interview. "I don’t think he knew whether he was going to play last year unit almost training camp." The Beast Mode retirement chatter is coming from all quarters — including the team — but logic continues to suggest he'll suit up for a ninth NFL season. The Seahawks are undoubtedly hoping to get an official answer before free agency starts on March 10.
Feb 12 - 8:10 PM

Profootballtalk's Mike Florio has been "hearing consistently" that Marshawn Lynch is unsure if he'll play in 2015.

Seahawks GM John Schneider confirmed Tuesday what the media has been hearing for weeks — that Beast Mode is on the fence about another NFL season. Lynch is clearly uncomfortable in the spotlight, and has taken an absolute beating since being the No. 12 overall pick of the 2007 draft. We just have a really hard time believing he'll be willing to hang it up in the face of an expected raise on his $5 million 2015 salary.
Feb 10 - 7:41 PM

GM John Schneider said the Seahawks don't know if Marshawn Lynch wants to play football in 2015.

There have been some retirement whispers around Lynch but that outcome would be a major surprise considering he's 28, playing at an elite level and is in line for a big raise. Schneider admitted Tuesday that if Lynch does want to play next season, it will be at a different salary than the $5M he's scheduled for. It's obvious now that the Seahawks have placed a high priority on Lynch and do not want to move forward with Robert Turbin/Christine Michael next season.
Feb 10 - 12:53 PM

A source tells PFT that Marshawn Lynch will be getting a raise if he returns to the Seahawks in 2015.

It's become increasingly clear that the Seahawks have no intention of moving on from Lynch, arguably the best running back in the league as he enters his age-29 season. Instead, they'll have to give him more money on top of his $5M base 2015 salary and $2.5M in incentives. Previous reports said Seattle has already made a big extension offer that would "keep him in a Seahawks uniform for years to come."
Feb 5 - 10:43 AM

Coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks have been having contract talks with Marshawn Lynch for a "long time."

"We've been in the midst of negotiations for a long time for the future, so we'll see how that goes," Carroll said. NFL Network reported Sunday that Seattle has made Lynch an offer that would "keep him in a Seahawks uniform for years to come." Preseason talk had 2014 being Lynch's final year in Seattle, but he again proved too vital to the Seahawks' offense. Going on 29, Lynch is currently signed for $5 million next season. It's the final year of his contract.
Feb 3 - 3:04 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed 24 times for 102 yards and a touchdown and caught a 31-yard pass in the Seahawks' Super Bowl 49 loss to the Patriots.

The Patriots prevented Lynch from breaking long runs by consistently keeping eight defenders in the box while playing man coverage against Seattle's receivers. BeastMode did get Seattle on the board late in the second quarter on a nifty three-yard touchdown run. Lynch's big play came on a 31-yard reception in the fourth quarter, dusting Patriots LB Jamie Collins on a slant route just before the two-minute warning. Unfortunately, the Seahawks didn't give Lynch the ball enough. They had possession near the Patriots' goal line with :30 left in the game. OC Darrell Bevell called a pass play, and Russell Wilson was intercepted. Lynch would likely have been Super Bowl MVP had Bevell called a run.
Feb 1 - 10:10 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Tarvaris Jackson
3B.J. Daniels
4R.J. Archer
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3Christine Michael
4Thomas Rawls
5Rod Smith
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Robert Turbin
2Marshawn Lynch
FB1Derrick Coleman
2Will Tukuafu
3Brandon Cottom
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Ricardo Lockette
3Kevin Norwood
4Douglas McNeil
5Kasen Williams
WR21Jermaine Kearse
2Tyler Lockett
3Chris Matthews
4Paul Richardson
5Kevin Smith
WR31Tyler Lockett
TE1Jimmy Graham
2Luke Willson
3Cooper Helfet
4Rashaun Allen
5Anthony McCoy
K1Steven Hauschka