If running back Marshawn Lynch hits free agency the Houston Texans could be suitors for his services, at the right price
It looks like the Marshawn Lynch era in Seattle may be coming to an end as there have been rumors about a parting between the two sides since the Seahawks were eliminated from the playoffs this past weekend.
The Seahawks head coach was noncommittal when asked about the future of the team’s star running back.
"“I don’t know how that’s going to go,’’ Carroll said of Lynch via the Seattle Times. “I don’t know how any of these guys are going to go right now. I don’t know.”"
Also looking to be up in the air is the working relationship between running back Arian Foster and the Houston Texans.
Could the split-ups lead to Lynch finding his way to Houston?
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It could make sense for the Texans to look into the idea, as long as Lynch is willing to come in at a low price that is. The main reason Houston seems willing to move on from Foster is the price tag, so replacing him with a high priced vet makes no sense.
What would make sense is getting a player with experience (and a Super Bowl ring) at a discounted price. A discounted price may be all Lynch could get as he potentially ended his Seattle career with a poor outing versus Carolina, which came after a season full of injuries.
In just seven games in 2015 Lynch had 417 yards (3.8 per attempt), his worst year as a pro. However, he is just one season removed from a 1,306 yard and 13 touchdown season in 2014. The power back also has 252 career receptions, which should appeal to a team like Houston that will hopefully be breaking in a young quarterback finally.
For his career, “Beast Mode” has rushed for 9,112 yards on 4.3 yards per attempt, with 74 touchdowns. He has added 1,979 yards and nine more touchdowns in the passing game.
Lynch may not necessarily be an upgrade over Foster, but he has been historically healthier and should come cheaper than what Houston is paying Arian right now.