Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon appeared on Friday's SI Now and discussed the future of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch
"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