By Brian Tesch, Seahawks Correspondent, Wed, Feb 11th 10:16am EST
When asked about Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks GM John Schneider stated “Obviously, with think he’s a hell of a player. We want to have him back. He knows that. His representatives know that,” Schneider said Tuesday on 710 ESPN in Seattle. “He knows that if he’s back he’s not going to be playing at the same number he’s scheduled to make. He’s a guy that is a heartbeat guy that we’d love to have back. Now, whether or not he wants to play next year, I can’t answer that. I don’t know if he knows at this juncture.” (Source: The Las Vegas Journal Review
Fantasy Impact: Lynch reportedly has an offer to play at a salary somewhere near 10 million for 2015 on the table, but at this junction, retirement is a very real possibility. While you could make the argument that Lynch is simply increasing his leverage, his history of back injuries could lead him to walk away from football all-together. If I had to place a wager on his status, I would say he returns and continues to produce at a RB1 level in 2015, but the possibility of retirement is very real.