The Seattle Seahawks made it a priority to resign Marshawn Lynch this offseason. Lynch helped open up the Seattle offense this year and made it easier for Tarvaris Jackson to be a competent starting quarterback without taking too much off the table. Defenses always had to guard hard against Lynch. He provided bruising, tough yards that forced defenders to defend the box hard, and made sure the Seahawks could get one-on-one matchups with their receivers and not worry so much about Jackson throwing bad interceptions to roving zone defenders. Marshawn definitely earned a good contract for himself with his production this offseason.
It appears Seattle has come to terms with their physical running back to try and make sure he sticks around for the long-term. Here are more details about the deal.
According to Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com, the deal is worth $31 million over four seasons with $17 million guaranteed.
Had a multi-year extension not been reached by 4pm ET on Monday, the Seahawks were prepared to use the franchise tag. With Lynch signed, they can now use the tag on run-stopping defensive end Red Bryant, which would cost a projected $10.595 million, which would be guaranteed once signed.
Seahawks fans have to be happy to know that Beast Mode is back. Time to make moves!
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