Free-agent operating again Marshawn Lynch stated his agent has been in discussions with the Seahawks a couple of potential return to Seattle.
“Nicely, it is nearly on that ‘anticipate the surprising,'” Lynch informed Scott Van Pelt on Monday when requested about his future. “However simply so far as proper now, what I do know is, Imma preserve it strong. My agent [Doug Hendrickson] has been in talks with Seattle, so like I stated, we’ll see what occurs. If it really works out and I get again up there, it’s what it’s. And if not, s—, I am lookin’ good. So I ain’t actually trippin’ an excessive amount of.”
Lynch, who turned 34 in April, unretired for the second time earlier than Week 17 of final season to rejoin the Seahawks after accidents decimated their backfield. In three video games — the regular-season finale plus the wild-card and divisional rounds — Lynch carried 30 instances for 67 yards and scored 4 touchdowns. He hadn’t performed in 14 months previous to that.
The Seahawks are believed to be in quest of one other veteran operating again, with starter Chris Carson and 2018 first-round decide Rashaad Penny coming off season-ending accidents. Carson (hip) is anticipated to be prepared by Week 1, however common supervisor John Schneider reiterated just lately that Penny’s restoration from knee surgical procedure would possibly sideline him past the beginning of the season.
The opposite operating backs on Seattle’s roster are rookie fourth-round decide DeeJay Dallas, second-year professional Travis Homer and two undrafted rookies: Anthony Jones (Florida Worldwide) and Patrick Carr (Houston).
C.J. Prosise and Robert Turbin are additionally free brokers from final 12 months’s Seahawks backfield. Alex Collins is one other veteran operating again the workforce has proven curiosity in.
Based mostly on Lynch’s time within the NFL, he would stand to make at the least $1.05 million in base wage if he had been to play in 2020.
Lynch just lately handed out “Beast Mode” facemasks in his hometown of Oakland, California. Starting final month, six Bay Space counties required residents to put on face coverings or masks in public to assist cut back the unfold of the coronavirus.