There have been several different variations of reports concerning Marshawn Lynch‘s contract negotiations with the Seahawks, but according to ProFootballTalk, there is an unnamed source that has some knowledge of the situation who indicated, that the two sides are “not close” to agreeing to a long term deal.
If they are not able to work out a long term deal, than it is most likely that Lynch will receive the franchise tag. Lynch, who is arguably deserving of a big pay day, after his resurgence with the Seahawks, has been such a key part to Seattle’s offense since he arrived in 2010. Last season he was able to put up some pretty good numbers, racking up 1,204 rushing yards on 285 carries, and found the end zone 12 times on the ground.
Lynch accounted for the majority of Seattle’s offense in the 2011 season, so locking him up long term would translate to stability in the running game and good things to come for a Seahawks team that is currently in a rebuilding process under Head Coach Pete Carroll.