Marshawn Lynch‘s agent, Doug Hendrickson, announced via his Twitter account that there is no agreement in place between the Seahawks and Marshawn Lynch, despite the report.
Contrary to reports there is no marshawn lynch deal.
— Doug Hendrickson (@DHendrickson41) February 22, 2015
Jason La Canfora continues to hear that Seattle has an offer on the table for Lynch that will result in an agreement.
According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports, the Seahawks continue to have positive discussions with Lynch’s camp, but nothing imminent as of now.
- La Canfora adds that Lynch’s new deal will include $12 million in the first year and $9 million in year two.
- However, Seattle is aware that Lynch could retire after the 2015 season.
Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports first reported that the Seahawks’ offer to Lynch would pay him close to $11 – $12 million in the first year of the contract and include $9 million in the second year.
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.