ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks and Marshawn Lynch have agreed to a contract extension that will keep Seattle for another couple of seasons.
Spotted on plane on way to SEA, Marshawn Lynch has decided to return to NFL; he and Seattle have reached agreement on new deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2015
There were rumors that Lynch was going to retire after the season ended. But it appears that those rumors were false.
Lynch has been a crucial cog for the Seahawks’ offensive attack over the last four as he has rushed for 5357 yards — 1339.25 yards per season, 83.7 yards per game — in Seattle. His physical running style has played a major part defining the Seahawks attitude during their recent run of success.
UPDATE 3:17 pm
John Clayton is reporting that is a one year contract worth $11 million for Lynch. The deal structure is a $1 million salary base, $9 million signing bonus, and a $1 million roster bonus.
The one-year deal is shorter than the reported two-year contract offer that Lynch had reportedly been offered before the NFL combine.
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