Sources: Seahawks disgruntled RB Marshawn Lynch unlikely to return to SEA in 2015, should 49ers target?


According to multiple reports, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch may have worn out his welcome in Seattle. From pulling a no-show at the White House Super Bowl ceremony to his lengthy training camp holdout, it’s beginning to look like “Beast-Mode” will need to take his talents and skittles to another NFL team in 2015. A report by ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen, he says that Lynch may also be on the trading block.

However, with Lynch likely looking for a new team in 2015, the question remains should the San Francisco 49ers target him? Lynch is a local boy who attended Oakland Technical High School and still continues to be a top five running back in the NFL. And with the uncertain future of 49ers RB Frank Gore as he becomes an unrestricted free-agent after this season, the 49ers will surely need a viable replacement should he not be retained.

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But with a heavy price-tag that Lynch would demand as he will likely command at least $5 million in base salary, it may be too rich for the 49ers blood.

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Since 2011, no NFL running back has rushed for more yards or touchdowns than Lynch as he racked up 4,471 yards and 38 touchdowns. Whether you love him or hate him, he is beast mode. What are your thoughts Forever Faithful? Would you want Lynch donning red and gold if it meant helping the team host the Super Bowl in 2015?

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