You can buy an awful lot of Skittles with the amount of money Marshawn Lynch is going to get…
Less than a year after a holdout nearly ended his tenure in Seattle, Marshawn Lynch has been offered a lucrative extension that could keep him a Seahawk for life.
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NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport reported that Seahawks GM John Schneider is prepared to offer Lynch a deal that will give him a base salary of $10 million in 2015 – nearly double the amount he was scheduled to make under his current four-year, $31 million deal.
Lynch held out in training camp before the start of the 2014 season, and was granted a pay raise from $5 million to $6.5 million to return to the Seahawks. Lynch would reward the Seahawks for their acquiescence by leading the league in rushing TDs for the second year in a row and helping the team overcome a two-game deficit late in the season to win the NFC West division title and dominate in the NFC playoffs en route to their second straight NFC Championship.
Since joining the Seahawks in 2010, Lynch has recorded 5,930 rushing yards and 54 rushing TDs for the team. His 5,357 rushing yards since 2011 are the most in the NFL, as are his 48 rushing TDs and 56 total TDs.
If nothing else, the contract extension will certainly make it more affordable for Lynch to keep paying the NFL’s fines for his lack of media appearances or inappropriate on-field behavior.