Free-agent running back Marshawn Lynch suggested in a Monday interview that a potential return to the Seattle Seahawks is being outlined by his agent.
"Well, it's almost on that 'expect the unexpected,' but just as far as right now, what I do know is: I'm going to keep it solid," Lynch said on SportsCenter. "We'll see what happens. If it works out and I get back up there, it is what it is. And if not, (expletive), I'm looking good. So I ain't really trippin' too much."
Lynch said his agent, Doug Hendrickson of Football for Independent Sports and Entertainment (ISE), is in contract discussions with the franchise. The 34-year-old unretired a second time to join Seattle at the end of the 2019 campaign. After not having played 14 months prior, Lynch returned to carry 30 times for 67 yards and four touchdowns in three NFL games, including the wild-card and divisional playoff round games.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. (Photo: Steven Bisig, USA TODAY Sports)
The Seahawks' running back corps doesn't look deep again heading into 2020, perhaps paving room for Lynch to sign. Starter Chris Carson and 2018 first-round draft pick Rashaad Penny are both coming off season-ending injuries from 2019.
Lynch would be in line to make at least $1.05 million in base salary if he were to play in 2020 based on his veteran status.
Lynch is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and led the league in rushing in 2013 and 2014. His best years came during his first stint with the Seahawks from 2010-2015 when he guided the team to a Super Bowl XLVIII victory.
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