The Seahawks “would discuss” a new deal with running back Marshawn Lynch, GM John Schneider told Jason La Canfora of 105.7 The Fan (Twitter link). Schneider also said that the Seahawks “wouldn’t say no to anything” though his comments indicated that any talks to this point have been preliminary.
Recently, Lynch said that his agent has been in touch with Seattle about a new deal that would bring Beast Mode back to Seattle in 2020. Late last year, Lynch stepped in when the Seahawks’ RB group was completely decimated by injuries. Between his lone regular season game and two postseason contests, Lynch averaged just 2.3 yards per carry, though he did score four touchdowns. Afterwards, Pete Carroll was asked about the possibility of a Lynch return and said, “never say never.”
This time around, the Seahawks aren’t as desperate for backfield help. They’re expecting Chris Carson to be ready to go for the start of the season while Rashaad Penny should be able to suit up at some point following ACL surgery. They’ve also got Travis Homer, who averaged 6.3 yards per tote in a limited sample size as a rookie last year. And, just last month, they added fourth-round pick DeeJay Dallas to the group, plus a pair of undrafted rookies.
For his career, Lynch has racked up 10,413 yards, 85 touchdowns, and five Pro Bowl selections.
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