Running back Marshawn Lynch has signed-up with Seattle Seahawks, where he had escaped the franchise tag less than 24 hours, before the cut-off date on Sunday.
25-year-old Marshawn Lynch has signed for a four-year deal for worth$31 million contract with $18 million guaranteed on Sunday night 5th March in Seattle. Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a statement that, team is very excited to retain Marshawn Lynch, who is one of the crucial player in running backs. Seahawks have prepared for the franchise tag on Lynch, if the NFL teams couldn’t come to contract, before the deadline on Monday.
Marshawn Lynch rushed for 1,204 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012 season, while head coach Pete Carroll wishes rest of the rookie players to follow running back. He was first drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of 12th overall of the 2007 NFL Draft and finished college year at California. Lynch has become the first player in Buffalo Bills for making 1,000-yard in 2007 and 2008 rookie rusher, since Greg Bell in 1984, where he also completed the season with 1,115 total rushing yards and seven touchdowns.
In 2010 season, Lynch has suffered an ankle sprain in the Buffalo Bills preseason opening game against Washington Redskins and pulled out of the four weeks. He had played three games for Bills, before trading to the Seattle on 5th October for two draft picks in 2011.