Portion Of Marshawn Lynch’s $6M Bonus Could Be In Jeopardy Due To Holdout


ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that a portion of Marshawn Lynch‘s $6 million signing bonus could be in jeopardy if the Seahawks were to take a “hard line” stance regarding his current holdout.

  • Mortensen fully expects Seattle to take a “hard line” stance with Lynch regarding this matter.
  • Lynch could also lose $30,000 per day for skipping training camp to go along $294,117 for missing a preseason game, according to Mortensen.
  • Mortensen does’t see any chance of the Seahawks adjusting Lynch’s current deal to meet his demands.

Some have said that Lynch’s holdout is likely to be short lived, as the Seahawks haven’t shown any indication of being willing to give into his demands.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll told reporters that he believes Lynch should honor the contract he signed with the team.

“It’s a contract for a reason. We made a decision and it was signed, by us and by them,” Carroll said, via USA Today. “We expect them to honor their contract just as we will. We’re going to honor it and we expect them to do the same.

It’s a fairly convenient stance for Carroll to take given that he took the Seahawks job, despite being under contract with USC.

Lynch, 28, is entering the third year of his four-year, $31 million contract. As things stand right now, he is set to make a base salary of $5 million to go along with $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

Seattle is already paying Lynch a top-five salary in terms of APY ($7.5 million) and guaranteed ($17 million) money.

Last year, Lynch appeared in all 16 games and ran for 1,257 yards on 301 carries (4.2 YPC) and scored 14 total touchdowns.

I’m sure we’ll be hearing plenty more regarding this topic in the coming days.



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They can’t make it to the Super Bowl without Lynch, they only made it because they got him for so cheap. He needs at least 5 million more a year now…