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Marshawn Lynch Contract Extension Was Agreed To For A Month Prior To Signing, According To Report

The Seattle Seahawks, to the delight of their fans, have signed star running back Marshawn Lynch to a four-year contract extension, avoiding needing to use the franchise tag on the dynamic rusher.


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Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the $31 million dollar deal includes a guaranteed $18 million, slightly higher than the initially-reported $17 million guarantee. The final number may fall somewhere in between, so that detail is splitting hairs.

Schefter does also report that the figures on this deal were agreed to by Lynch's representatives over a month ago, but Lynch did not sign the contract to make the deal official until today. Seahawks officials were probably doing some not-so-gentle prodding as the March 5 franchise tag deadline kept getting closer.

Finally, the always-helpful Darren Rovell figured out that the candy-loving running back's deal over the next four years would equal 5.1% of total Skittles sales during that time. Good to know.

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