Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio filed this story tonight on the Marshawn Lynch situation, quoting an unnamed source saying the two sides have been talking for four months and that Lynch is prepared to wait it out to get the deal he wants.
That the two sides have been talking isn’t really news — obviously they’ve had some sort of talks since Lynch threatened to hold out prior to mini-camp.
More interesting may be that Florio’s source indicates that Lynch is willing to wait a long time to get what he wants.
Writes Florio: :And so Lynch won’t be moving in to camp until he gets a new deal. Given his personality and temperament, there’s a chance he’ll stay away as long as it takes, even if it never happens.”
The last part of that seems to hint at the retirement rumors that crept up during the spring, which originated in an SI.com report after the Super Bowl that followed Richard Sherman around the night of the game. That story wrote that “Lynch has been telling teammates all season he’ll retire if they win the Super Bowl. Sherman doesn’t believe him.’’
Of course, retiring and giving up all of his remaining contract when the goal here is to get more money seems counterintuitive. But then Lynch has obviously always done things his own way.
The story, though, is another that reports what we also have reported here — that the Seahawks don’t appear willing to rip up Lynch’s deal, in large part due to the precedent it would set.