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.
Lynch isn’t the type of guy that would make big bucks on the open market, especially with far more complete backs slated to hit free agency like Ray Rice and Matt Forte.