"We've had big offers out there," coach Pete Carroll said Friday. "We continue to work with that and we're excited about the future. He's been an integral part of our program for five years and we love the contributions that he's brought. He's been a great character in the program and all of that. So we're excited to move ahead. We would really like to move with that quickly."
Combine on NFL Network
In advance of the draft, Marcus Mariota and others will look to showcase their skills at the combine (Feb. 17-23), only on NFL Network. SCHEDULE
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Super Bowl Sunday that the Seahawks are willing to give Lynch more than $10 million in 2015 alone. That's a big pay bump from his scheduled $7 million. While Lynch has back problems that could threaten his future, these decisions usually come down to money. And the Seahawks are ready to make Lynch one of the two highest paid running backs in the league.
This issue could drag deep into the offseason if Lynch wants a way to avoid offseason workouts, but it would be a surprise if he wasn't starting for the Seahawks in Week 1.
Here were a few other items from Carroll's press conference:
"I think he's going to kick butt at Michigan and do a great job. I'm really anxious to watch it happen," Carroll said.