According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Seattle Seahawks plan to part ways with running back Marshawn Lynch after the 2014 season ends.
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Rapoport had this to say about the situation.
Everything I’m being told by people involved in the situation, nothing has changed with the Seahawks’ plans to part ways with Marshawn Lynch after the season.
To prepare for the post Lynch era, the Seattle Seahawks have drafted running backs Robert Turbin and Christine Michael in 2012 and 2013, however neither have performed at anywhere near the level as Lynch.
Rapoport had this to say about the future of this position for Seattle.
Neither of those guys have turned into franchise backs. I would expect them to target a running back high in the draft. Pay attention to Melvin Gordon, who just set the national rushing record. He’s from Wisconsin, (Seahawks GM) John Schneider (is) from Wisconsin
It’s also important to note that Gordon fits the Seahawks downhill running style.
Looking towards the future, letting Lynch go seems practical as the Seahawks will need to save money to eventually prepare for a big Russell Wilson contract.
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