So far, and to no surprise, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch hasn’t said much about whether or when he’ll show up to work.
But a former teammate is saying what seems apparent‚ that Lynch would like a little extra something in his check every week.
NFL Network analyst Jordan Babineaux said he spoke with Lynch this week and that Lynch was looking for a “small token of appreciation” from the team.
“This year is more [important] than the last year of the deal,” Babineaux said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “It’s this year.”
Babineaux also said Lynch was working out as if he’d play this year, but said you can’t rule out retirement (no matter how bad of an idea that would be).
“I don’t want to rule out the fact that there could still be a possibility, because of Marshawn’s personality, that retirement could just be something that he’s okay settling for,” Babineaux said.
Lynch is scheduled to make $5 million this year, and he’s already near the top of the running back pay list, which makes you wonder how small of a token the Seahawks would have to come up with to make him happy.