The Seattle Seahawks appear unfazed by the Marshawn Lynch holdout. With as much depth as the team holds, who can blame them? Lynch plays a devalued position and is asking for premium money. If he continues his pursuit of more money, Seahawks GM John Schneider has two words: Who’s next?
Schneider spoke with ESPN’s John Clayton regarding the holdout, per the Seattle Times, and had this to say about Lynch.
“We’re just going with our plan, and I know it’s cliché-ish but next man up. We’ve had a plan in place here for a number of years, and we can’t veer from that plan for one person because it’s the ultimate team sport.”
He later added:
“It’s just one of those deals where you have to keep going about your business, and you can’t veer off of that. Around here we talk about what’s next, and the next person is up.”
So it goes for Lynch, who can’t feel good after having watch Jamaal Charles get his payday mere days after having asked for it. The Seahawks meanwhile have Robert Turbin and Christine Michael waiting in the wings, chomping at the bit to nab some carries away from Beast Mode.
Marshawn Lynch is losing $30,000 every day that he holds out from training camp while the Seahawks only stand to gain more money by not paying him. For now, it appears Lynch can’t win this bout. If he wants to get paid, he’ll either have to report to camp and hope to prove himself through his play, or get traded by the team. For now, neither option seems likely.