After not getting handed the rock at the Super Bowl on a running down and then hearing subsequent rumors that he’d retire from the NFL, Marshawn Lynch has decided to come back for at least one more year and return to the Seattle Seahawks. And the Seahawks are paying him quite well to put all controversies aside and focus on their future together.
The one-year deal is worth $11 million dollars, with incentives like a $9 million signing bonus and $1 million roster bonus to go along with the $1 million base salary.
The Seahawks are definitely making sure they had rebuilt the bridge they burned down when they neglected to give Lynch the ball at the most crucial time in the most important game of the year, where Russell Wilson winds up throwing an interception, handing the Patriots the victory.
Lynch is obviously still a big part of the Seattle offense, who will try to make another run at the Super Bowl even after losing their defensive coordinator and possibly key parts of their secondary. If they can lock down some holes on the team through the draft and free agency, they’ll still be tough to beat.
Nicknamed “Beast Mode,” Lynch ran for 17 touchdowns last season and has rushed for no fewer than 1,200 yards in each of his past four seasons with the Seahawks and has been instrumental in the franchise’s appearance in consecutive Super Bowls.