Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch’s Agent ‘In Talks’ About New Deal

It sounds like Marshawn Lynch could stick around for another season. The veteran running back told ESPN that his agent has been in contact with the Seahawks.

“Well, it’s almost on that expect the unexpected,” Lynch said (via Curtis Crabtree of ProFootballTalk.com). “But just as far as right now, what I do know is, (I’m gonna) keep it solid. My agent has been in talks with Seattle, so like I said, we’ll see what happens. If it works out and I get back up there, it is what it is.”

Following two seasons with the Raiders, Lynch returned to Seattle towards the end of last season. Thanks to the Seahawks’ depleted running back corps, the 34-year-old had an opportunity to play, and he collected four touchdowns on 30 carries in three games (including two postseason contests).

Following that performance (which also included an unsightly 2.23 yards-per-carry), Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll hinted that Lynch could return in 2020.

We’ll see. Never say never,” Carroll said in February. “I’m not going to rush him back to offseason, that’s for sure. That’s never been one of his strengths.”

The Seahawks are currently rostering six running backs, but only three of them have any NFL experience. Chris Carson is expected to be ready for the regular season, but Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times notes that former first-rounder Rashaad Penny may have to start training camp on the PUP.

Besides Carson, Penny, and 2019 sixth-rounder Travis Homer, the Seahawks are rostering three rookies, including fourth-rounder DeeJay Dallas.

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19 comments on “Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch’s Agent ‘In Talks’ About New Deal

  1. JJB0811

    You can’t take away from the success Pete has had. But its definitely an odd offense. Run heavy with usually poor O line, while having great QB that can chuck it.

  2. cant_teach_speed

    If they have a role for him as a short yardage specialist fine. I thought he would hang around the Raiders a bit longer in a Zack Crockett role like that.

    • medic87

      Jim Thorpe played RB at age 40 pro football
      Marcus Allen at age 37 for “NFL”.

    • slund24

      Frank Gore just signed a 1 year deal. Maybe he is attempting to become the oldest in a few years.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    Starbuck’s must be slipping something “special” into Carroll’s coffee order.

  4. ayrbhoy

    Why not? I’ll remember the 2019 season as the year we had zero pass rush, a terrible defense and a fatal amount of injuries. The injuries that decimated the O-line late in the season were the main factor in Lynch’s paltry 2.23 ypc. He won’t be the primary back of course, he should mainly serve as back up or possibly as RB3.

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