Seahawks sign Marshawn Lynch to a two-year contract extension

Seahawks sign running back Marshawn Lynch to a two-year contract extension

Marshawn Lynch signed a two-year contract extension with Seattle on Friday, keeping him with the Seahawks through the 2017 season.

The star running back, nicknamed “Beast Mode,” has played in 75 games since arriving in Seattle by way of a trade with Buffalo in October 2010. During that span, he has rushed for 5,930 yards and 54 touchdowns. In 10 postseason games for the Seahawks, he has run for 917 yards and nine touchdowns.

Since 2011, Lynch has led the NFL with 5,357 yards rushing, 48 rushing touchdowns and is the league’s only player to run for more than 1,000 yards and score at least 10 rushing touchdowns in each of the last four seasons.

Lynch gave serious consideration to retiring before last season, and speculation was rampant this off-season that he might follow through on that.

The Seahawks opted not to give him the ball at the end of last month’s Super Bowl, instead throwing a pass that was intercepted by New England, sealing the Patriots’ victory.

Lynch tied for first in the NFL last season with a career-high 13 touchdowns.

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