HOFer Warren Moon: I think Marshawn Lynch still wants to play football

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Warren Moon: 'I still think Marshawn Lynch wants to play football'
Friday February 27th, 2015

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

Lynch is reportedly considering retirement, with Seahawks general manager John Schneider saying at the NFL combine that he has "no idea" if the running back will play next season. 

"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. 

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"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

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