The Seattle Seahawks are coming off of a great season. Not only did they win the Super Bowl, but they did it in style — won 43-8. Although Seattle was the best team in the NFL this past season, its offense wasn’t the greatest. One bright spot on the offensive side of the ball was Marshawn Lynch, who has been holding out of training camp in hopes of getting a big payday. Well, apparently it worked out for Lynch, which is good for both sides.
Full details on revised Marshawn Lynch deal coming at PFT. New base for 2014 is $6 million with $500,000 signing bonus.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 31, 2014
A player may get what he wants as a result of holding out, but it doesn’t always work that way. For one, the player could end up not getting the money he desired. For two, the player misses out on valuable reps and could end up not being ready for the upcoming season.
Luckily for Lynch, he got the best of both worlds.
Lynch had 1,257 rushing yards and 12 TDs this past season. He also had 316 receiving yards and two TDs. To say that Lynch is a valuable piece to the offense would be a huge understatement.
Russell Wilson is a solid quarterback, but he doesn’t put up huge numbers. His 3,357 yards and 26 TDs had nothing on Peyton Manning this past season. Then again, Seattle shutdown Denver‘s offense and Manning had a season for the record books. Plus, Wilson was only playing in his second year in the NFL — has a very bright future ahead of him.
Regardless, the running game is big in Seattle and Lynch is a big part of that. He is back with the team, and the Seahawks can now move on in hopes of winning back-to-back Super Bowls.