Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Marshawn Lynch wants 'token of appreciation' from Seahawks?

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During the 2013 season, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch suggested he’d ponder retirement if he and his Hawks ended up winning the Super Bowl.

That just so happened to ring true, but Lynch isn’t looking to retire though could be using it as a threat if he doesn’t get his way.

Despite having two years left on his contract, Lynch wants a new deal and according to former teammate Jordan Babineaux, he sees such as a ‘small token of appreciation‘ from the franchise. In addition, Babineaux suggested that the upcoming season is the year where the Seahawks need to make a financial commitment to their franchise running back.

“This year is more (important) than the last year of the deal,” Babineaux said. “It’s this year.”

Babineaux said just about all options are on the table for Lynch, including the possibility of retiring.

“I don’t want to rule out the fact that there could still be a possibility, because of Marshawn’s personality, that retirement could just be something that he’s okay settling for,” Babineaux said.

It seems rather petty for Lynch to hang up the cleats simply because the Seahawks wouldn’t ‘reward’ him with a new contract, though, we’ve seen players make the threat plenty of times before.

Granted, it’s not my body going through a weekly pounding though Lynch signed his four-year, $30 million dollar contract and he should honor it. At the end of a day, it’s a business though in fairness to Lynch, if he feels he’s being disrespected by the Seahawks then he has to do what he has to do.

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