HOFer Warren Moon: I think Marshawn Lynch still wants to play football
"I think he's gonna be there as long as they would like him to be there, and I think that's as long as he's being productive," said Moon. "And he had one of his most productive seasons this past year. I think Marshawn still wants to play football."
Moon said with the "physical mentality" with which Lynch runs the ball, the 28-year-old is "probably banged up right now" and thinking about whether he wants to go through the rigors of training and playing again.
"But I think before it's all said and done he'll be back in a Seahawks uniform," Moon said.
Lynch rushed 280 times for 1,306 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. He is scheduled to make $5 million next season, along with a roster bonus of $2 million in the final season of a four-year, $31 million deal.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has said that the team and Lynch have been trying to negotiate a contract extension for a while, and last week conflicting reports emerged over whether there was a deal in place.
- Molly Geary