The Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl last season thanks in large part to the effort put forth by their Pro Bowl running back, Marshawn Lynch.
The 2014 campaign got off to a sour note for the Seahawks and Lynch, as Marshawn has decided to hold out of training camp in hopes of signing a new deal with the defending champions. Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl running back, Jamaal Charles held out of training camp as well, but the Chiefs quickly signed him to a new deal before he missed any time on the field.
Obviously something has got to give, but who will it be? More than likely the Seahawks will fold and pay their Pro Bowl running back, but it is not like they have not tried yet.
According to Pro Football Talk, Lynch and the Seahawks have been discussing a new deal for four months with nothing to show for it. The reason being is that the Seahawks don’t want to set a dangerous precedent that they are willing to sign players that hold out with two years left on their contract.
Of course, not every player has the impact that Marshawn Lynch does. At the end of the day, this holdout could last the majority of training camp as long as the Seahawks refuse to pay Lynch. If in fact it does last that long, it could affect the team’s start to the 2014 season.