It’s been no secret lately that the Seattle Seahawks and star running back Marshawn Lynch are at a bit of a standstill in regards to contract talks. More specifically, Lynch would like to get a new deal in place, while the team really sees no benefit in making that happen, especially considering the fact that he’s entering the third year of a four-year deal in which he’s set to make $5 million.
So, what are his options?
Of course, he could do what a lot of other disgruntled, high-profile athletes do and demand a trade, which is a bit unlikely in this case, especially considering that contract. But, what about just giving up football altogether and calling it a career?
According to Ian Rapoport, that option is indeed on the table.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 13, 2014
Is that a bit drastic? Maybe, however we also do have to remember that this is Marshawn Lynch we’re dealing with here; and he tends to do everything in life on his own terms. For the most part, that attribute has a lot to do with the success that he’s had in his career.
The current dispute over the contract has gone so far that it was reported on Thursday that the Super Bowl-winning rusher is set to skip minicamp.
“It’s very, very unlikely that Lynch will be there,” said a source close to the situation via ESPN. “He wants the Seahawks to renegotiate his current contract and provide him with more up-front money.”
Lynch is 28-years-old, so considering the lifespan of someone that plays his position, retirement isn’t out of the question by any means.