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Marshawn Lynch could well leave Seattle Seahawks in the offseason

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Over the past few years, the Seattle Seahawks have been synonymous with three things: Russell Wilson, the Legion of Boom, and their beast of a running back - Marshawn Lynch.

However, it seems like one of these three key parts of the Seahawks roster may not be around for very much longer, with recent reports speculating that Lynch could be set to leave Seattle at the end of the season.

Lynch Leaving?

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, if BeastMode decides to play in 2016 it may be with a different team.


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Lynch has considered retirement in the past, but if he does elect to return for another year it seems unlikely that Pete Carroll and Seahawks GM John Schneider would be willing to have him back on his current contract.

"The larger reality is that his time with Seattle is coming to a close," La Canfora said on Sunday morning. "He's nearing age 30, all the guaranteed money in this latest renewed contract was paid in year one, he's talked about retirement in the past, they have cap issues all over that locker room now..."

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"Continuing to carry Marshawn Lynch at $10 million per year is not really going to be feasible for them."

Close to burnout?

The 29-year-old Lynch has already registered the 34th most rushing attempts in NFL history, and with that kind of tread on his tires you can see why teams would be hesitant to hand him any big-money deals.

Lynch is due to count $11.5 million against the salary cap for the Seahawks in 2016 and $12.5 million in 2017 so the only chance he stays with Seattle is if he takes a serious pay cut.

Combine this with the breakout form of undrafted rookie Thomas Rawls, you can see why it seems likely that Marshawn Lynch could take his talents somewhere else in the offseason, ending an incredibly exciting and entertaining spell with the Seattle Seahawks.

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