Marshawn Lynch was active for the Seattle Seahawks today for the first time since November 15th, giving the Seahawks the punch their running game had been missing since rookie Thomas Rawls suffered an ankle injury,
Lynch was very ineffective in this game, just like many this season, getting the ball only 6 times for 20 yards and not punching the ball in once for a touchdown.
Lynch, who is signed with the Seahawks through 2018 might’ve just played his final game as a Seahawk. We are saying this because Thomas Rawls, who we mentioned above had a great 2015 season, rushing for 830 yards on 147 attempts. He was key for the Seahawks in Lynch’s absence.
Just like Lynch, Rawls is signed through 2018. Rawls however, is at a cheaper price and will be a restricted free agent in 2018, while Lynch is set to be unrestricted.
To me, this will come down to two things: money of course, and how much trust do the Seahawks have in a rookie who was an undrafted free agent? Lynch’s deal currently takes up 7% of the Seahawks’ cap room, while Rawls doesn’t even take up a full percent.
Rawls seems like the real deal to me, but would it be the right move to part with a guy who is a fan favorite in Seattle without a doubt, and a guy who has made the Pro Bowl five times? Seattle needs money to lock up guys on the Legion of Boom, and they need to fix up their offensive line a bit.
It should be interesting to see where Lynch and the Seahawks stand in Spring.
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