Coming off a rather monstrous year, it should come as little surprise that the Seattle Seahawks are in serious talks with running back Marshawn Lynch in an attempt to bring him back for a third season. They are so intent on bringing him back that General Manager John Schneider is apparently even considering placing the Franchise Tag on the 25-year-old.
#Seahawks GM John Schneider also said Lynch is a candidate to receive franchise tag should a deal not be reached.— Danny O'Neil (@dannyoneil) February 23, 2012
It's been quite a journey for Lynch, who was basically considered washed up at the ripe-old-age of 24 when he joined the Seahawks during last season after a trade from the Buffalo Bills. He scored six touchdowns in 12 regular-season games and then had a breakout performance against the New Orleans Saints in the playoffs.
This year, he took it to another level and even eclipsed his previous career-highs in rushing yards (1,204) and touchdowns (13). That was more rushing yards and touchdowns than he'd had in the previous two seasons combined.
For more on Lynch's contract situation, be sure to check out Seahawks blog Field Gulls.