The latest in the series of news leading up to a possible trade of running back Marshawn Lynch to the Oakland Raiders just got more interesting.
This time, it’s all about cold hard cash.
Marshawn Lynch's Seattle deal would pay him $9 mi in 2017. Raiders want to pay him 1/3 that while Lynch is balking at taking less than half.
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) April 21, 2017
Reportedly, Lynch and the Raiders do not seem anywhere near agreement on a contract for the 2017 season. While Lynch’s salary with the Seattle Seahawks calls for $9 million in 2017, that’s nothing more than a dollar figure. Seattle would release Lynch before paying him that money.
It does look like the ball is in Lynch’s court to make a decision. But if he wants to play in Oakland, he certainly cannot command top dollar.