Splitting carries is the NFL norm these days, but a tailback platoon would be a surprise in Seattle. Lynch has been the engine that drives the Super Bowl champs, playing in all 16 games the past two seasons while racking up 26 total touchdowns. Michael, on the other hand, was able to get in just four games in 2013.
The former Texas A&M star is sure to get a bigger workload this season. The Seahawks didn't spend a second-round pick on him to let him waste away on the bench. But a true running back by committee where he splits carries with Lynch would be surprising.
All the chatter from Seahawks coaches might just be their way of telling Lynch to show up to the offseason sessions.