- Rapoport mentions that Lynch will make $12 million in 2015, $9 million in 2016, and $10 million in 2017.
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According to Florio, the deal includes $12 million for the 2015 season, which breaks down to a $7.5 million signing bonus and a $4.5 million fully-guaranteed base salary.
Lynch would make a base salary of $9 million in 2016 and another $7 million in 2017 to go along with a $3 million roster bonus due on the fifth day of the 2017 league year.
Should Lynch retire from the NFL, he would have to pay back $5 million of his signing bonus.
Lynch would have made $7 million in 2015.
Adam Schefter reports that Marshawn Lynch has has reached agreement with the Seahawks on new contract and will return for the 2015 season.
- ESPN’s John Clayton reports that Lynch’s one-year deal is worth $11 million and includes a $1 million base salary, a $9 million signing bonus and a $1 million roster bonus.
- Jason La Canfora reports that Lynch’s new contract could leave him as the highest paid running back in the league for the 2015 season.
Seattle was clearly focused on signing Lynch to an extension and rewarding him for his play in recent years. However, Lynch was reportedly considering retirement, so there was some question as to whether he wanted to return for another season.
Lynch, 28, had one year remaining on his four-year, $31 million contract that included $17 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $5 million next year to go along with his $8.5 million cap figure.
Lynch finished the 2014 season with 1,306 rushing yards, a career high 13 rushing touchdowns, and four touchdown receptions. In fact, Lynch has eclipsed 1,200 rushing yards in each of the past four seasons. In addition, Pro Football Focus rated Lynch as the No. 2 overall running back in 2014.
We’ll have the contract details posted as the news is available.