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Seahawks sign Lynch to multi-year deal

Posted on: March 4, 2012 9:54 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2012 10:07 pm
 
Lynch will get to avoid the franchise tag by signing a multi-year deal with Seattle. (Getty Images)
By Josh Katzowitz

When Seahawks general manager John Schneider said last month that free agent running back Marshawn Lynch would return to Seattle for the 2012 season, he answered “Sure” when asked if the franchise tag could be applied if a long-term contract wasn’t negotiated.

With the franchise tag deadline closing Monday, that step won’t be necessary after all.

The Seahawks announced Sunday night that Lynch has signed a multi-year contract. According to multiple reports, the deal is worth $31 million over four years with $18 million guaranteed.

“We are excited to keep Marshawn as an important part of what we are building,” Schneider said. “This is what we were hoping for when we acquired him from Buffalo.”

Lynch -- listed fourth on our list of unrestricted free agent running backs this offseason -- has done well since the Bills traded him to Seattle in 2010, aided in part by an untold amount of Skittles

He helped the Seahawks upset the Saints in the 2010 postseason -- you remember this ridiculous rushing touchdown, right? -- and in 2011, he recorded career highs in rushing yards (1,204) and touchdowns (13) while scoring in a franchise-record 11-straight games.

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Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2012 1:24 pm
 

Seahawks sign Lynch to multi-year deal

Marshawn has earned his money.  He's one of the hardest working men in the business.



Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 1:17 pm
 

Seahawks sign Lynch to multi-year deal

How can anybody say that he doesn't deserve this contract?  During the last 8 games of the season he had 6 100+ yard games and 9 TD's I believe.  And this was AFTER our starting linemen went down with injuries.  Not to mention our passing game sucked!  Imagine what he can do with a healthy line with a year of experience together?  Caroll has morphed this team into a "Play solid Defense and pound the ball" team and Lynch is the perfect RB for the job.


More teams should reward players like this, who have helped their franchise win games. (Desean Jackson and Drew Brees) 



Since: Jul 10, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2012 12:52 pm
 

Seahawks sign Lynch to multi-year deal

I believe franchising a a fullback is the same price as franchising a running back... so no way in hell do they tag robinson.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2012 12:18 pm
 

Seahawks sign Lynch to multi-year deal

Good for Lynch but it seems like Seattle overpaid for a guy who has already had a lot of carries in his career and has never averaged more than 4.2 yards per carry. He'll give Seattle a lot of 20 carries for 55 yards type of games, with a big game every now and then.


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Since: Mar 5, 2012
Posted on: March 5, 2012 10:36 am
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Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 9:35 am
 

Seahawks sign Lynch to multi-year deal

That a boy John(gm) Now do the right thing sign Big Red, Go get Mario Williams, Trade a 3rd  and a low next year pick and get Mallett. Use the first and second to get the linebackers. We'll wait for Barkley if the 6 foot five 240lbs with the cannon arm doesn't work out. My bet is watching film with Brady and be under Belichecks glare, HE'S READY!



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2012 9:31 am
 

Seahawks sign Lynch to multi-year deal

I'm a little surprised at the amount of money in the deal. Marshawn definately was a solid back for them last year and had they had a decent QB might have made the playoffs.  He single handedly sunk my Eagles this year on a Thursday Night Game.  Seattle will still have a hard time challenging the S.F. 49ers for the division, but should make the wildcard next year.,



Since: Aug 12, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 6:56 am
 

Seahawks sign Lynch to multi-year deal

The next question is, who do we use the franchise tag on?

Seattle has 2 potential free agents who are worthy of the tag...  DL Bryant and FB Robinson.
While I think Bryant is more of a priority this year to building a successful team, how can u discount a PRO BOWL player?
 Robinson started for the NFC in the Pro Bowl and has been a key to the rushing attack.  His cap number is much more friendly than that of a DL.  I think he is the smart play.
While I hate using a draft pick to replace a key free agent,  there are a number of quality DE's available in the draft who can make an impact.
Hey Seattle, Franchise Robinson and snag a stud rookie DE to complete your defense. 




Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2012 6:41 am
 

Seahawks sign Lynch to multi-year deal

Well, we'll see if this was a smart move or not?  I am not sold on Beast Mode.  I'm calling him a bust, he'll be Bench Mode this next season.  Not sure he will do a damn thing, especially since he's got his money now. 


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