Marshawn Lynch in Talks With Seattle Seahawks, Could be Set for an Imminent Return

Published 05/05/2020, 7:13 AM EDT


The NFL offseason activities have been disrupted. The teams aren’t able to train together and the new draft class was unable to soak in the feeling of holding their new team jersey on a stage in front of thousands of fans. However, the free agency remains unaffected with teams on the lookout to bolster their squads ahead of the 2020 season. One such player on the radar of teams is veteran running back Marshawn Lynch.

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The Super Bowl XLVIII Champion is being lined up for a return to the Seattle Seahawks. This is because the team has a doubt over the fitness of first-choice running backs Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson who went down with season-ending injuries in the last term.

In a chat with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt, the 2007 first-round pick seemed to be least bothered over a potential move.

“Well, it’s almost on that ‘expect the unexpected. My agent has been in talks with Seattle, so like I said, we’ll see what happens. If it works out and I get back up there, it is what it is. And if not, sh*t, I’m lookin’ good. So I ain’t really trippin’ too much.”

The 34-year-old stepped in for the beleaguered team and recorded 4 rushing touchdowns in 3 games. The Seahawks went down to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round. However, his three touchdowns moved him to fourth in the postseason rushing touchdowns list. 

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In addition to his form, the lack of backups are reasons for his consideration.

Seattle has rookie fourth-rounder DeeJay Dallas, Travis Homer, and undrafted pair of Anthony Jones and Patrick Carr on their books. The top brass clearly doubts the ability of the quartet to step in should Penny and Carson not be the same after their knee and hip injury respectively. 

He faces competition in former Seahawk Alex Collins for the spot. However, based on his comments one really doubts he sees it as a competition. Lynch doesn’t hint at being peeved if he misses out.

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However, if he plays he could bolster his bank balance by a cool $1.05 million. That should be motivating enough.

Do you think Marshawn Lynch will play before the ’12s’ yet again?

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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