Beat Mode is back baby!
Seattle Seahawks fans got the best news they could have hoped for Thursday—running back Marshawn Lynch was ending his holdout and reporting to camp.
Yes, folks—Beast Mode is back!
The holdout ended in pretty rare fashion. Rather than one side having to bend the team and Lynch have to be pretty happy with the end result.
The team was not going to give in to his demands, but it was willing to restructure his contract to get him more money this season which they did.
Lynch was scheduled to make $5 million this season (via PFT
) and an additional half million in pregame bonuses and incentives. They made that money guaranteed and moved an additional $500,000 from next season to this bumping his base up to $6.5 million.
So basically they gave him what they already expected to pay him, but guaranteed it rather than wait and see if he earns it.