Marshawn Lynch's status for the 2015 season has been the the major focus of Seattle's offseason. Seattle general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll have both said they want Lynch to return next season. Seattle has even made a substantial offer. Everyone is just waiting for Lynch to decide if he wants to play next season.
It looked like Lynch made that decision on Saturday.
Marshawn Lynch has a new deal in place with the Seahawks according to league sources.— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 22, 2015
Would expect formalization of Lynch deal in coming days. Will include $12M in 1st year, $9M in 2nd year w/SEA aware he may retire after '15— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 22, 2015
Seahawk fans began to celebrate, but the celebration was short lived. Nine minutes long to be exact.
Contrary to reports there is no marshawn lynch deal.— Doug Hendrickson (@DHendrickson41) February 22, 2015
That would be Lynch's agent denying La Canfora's report. The denial was emphatic.
Marshawn Lynch's agent pretty adamant that this report isn't just a little premature: "Not true."— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) February 22, 2015
Report that Lynch "will" sign offer on table is flat wrong. Lynch is unpredictable; no one knows what he "will" do. http://t.co/EAJ8yY5WBo— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 22, 2015
La Canfora responded to the denials, taking a significant step back from saying a deal was in place.
Doug Hendrickson, agent for Marshawn Lynch, says "there is no deal done." I continue to hear SEA has offer on table that will result in deal— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 22, 2015
So to summarize: The Seahawks have a significant offer on the table -- possibly worth $12 million next season. Lynch has yet to accept the offer and is apparently still deciding whether he wants to play next season. Lynch could very well sign a new deal, but for now the situation remains in a holding pattern, just as it's been since the Super Bowl ended.