Back-to-back 100 yard games from Marshawn Lynch could help him get a new contract in Seattle.
Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Lynch and the Seahawks have started “preliminary discussions” about a new contract for Lynch.
Lynch, 25, is technically signed through 2012, but his deal will void after this year because he met minimum playing time requirements. Lynch has found a home in Seattle.
“I love having him around. He really is a very special guy,” coach Pete Carroll said.
There’s no reason to overpay, though. Lynch has averaged below four yards-per-carry since arriving in Seattle. The Seahawks are 28th in rushing this year.