Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is not expected to report to the team’s training camp as he looks to get a new contract.
Lynch has two years remaining on his deal so there is no rush for the Seahawks, but Lynch doesn’t seem like a guy who is playing around.
According to reports, Lynch has no plans on returning to camp until he gets his big pay day.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, there’s a “zero percent chance” he’ll show up for the start of training camp without a contract that replaces the final two seasons of his four-year, $30 million contract.
Talks have been occurring on and off, according to the source, for four months. The Seahawks have resisted due to concerns that giving a player a new contract with two years left on his current agreement would set a bad precedent.
Lynch is a player who truly marches to the beat of his own drum, so there is no guarantee that he will cave in.
The Kansas City Chiefs recently gave Jamaal Charles a new contract despite having multiple years remaining on his deal, so Lynch will be hoping for the same result.
If no deal is offered up, you will have to wonder whether or not we will see Beast Mode back on the field in 2014.