Marshawn Lynch Returning To Seahawks In 2020?
Is Marshawn Lynch returning to the Seahawks in 2020? Head coach Pete Carroll left the door open for it with his recent comments.
Last season, a semi-retired Lynch stepped back into his pads for Seattle after they lost running backs Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise and Rashaad Penny over the course of several weeks.
Lynch was solid in his replacement role, pushing the Seahawks’ rushing attack forward right up until their untimely loss to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round.
This past week, Carroll held media availability with reporters ahead of the NFL Scouting Combine and addressed Lynch’s future with the organization.
After being asked straight up by Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times whether Lynch would be back in 2020, Carroll left the door open.
We’ll see,” he said. “You never know.”
Carroll on Marshawn Lynch possibly returning. “We’ll see. You never know.”
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) February 25, 2020
Lynch was signed last season to a one-year deal at the very end of the season. He ended up racking up 34 yards and a score on 12 rushes in the final regular season game of the year against the San Francisco 49ers.
One week later, Lynch recorded seven yards and one touchdown on six carries, as well as 25 yards on two receptions against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Wild Card Round.
Against the Packers, the 33-year-old amassed 26 yards and two touchdowns on 12 rushes.
All in all, it seems pretty apparent that Lynch still has something left in the tank. He may not be able to go a full season any more like he could in his younger days, but he is still very serviceable in the role he was asked to play by Seattle at the end of last year.
The big obstacle standing in the way of a reunion between Lynch and the Seahawks next season is the fact that they simply have too much depth at the running back position. That may not be readily apparent because it just so happened that it was all destroyed by injuries last year, but it is hard to envision that happening again.
If Lynch does ultimately retire, he will finish his career with 10,413 yards and 85 scores over the course 12 seasons in the NFL. Over that span, he made it to the Pro Bowl on five occasions and had six 1,000-yard seasons.