The Seattle Seahawks stunned NFL followers by agreeing to restructure running back Marshawn Lynch’s 2014 contract to the tune of a reported $1.5 million increase. The new figure reported in the media states that Lynch will now get $6.5 million for his services in 2014.
Whatever the amount is, it’s bad money spent by Seattle. Lynch is very unlikely to continue to produce at the level he previously has in Seattle. The Seahawks have clearly decided to reward Lynch for past production, not future performance.