"He's under contract next year, we'd love to have him back," Carroll told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. "There's no hesitation in us saying that and there never has been."
Carroll went a step further on Friday.
"We'd be thrilled to have him playing for us next year," Carroll reiterated, via USA TODAY's Jim Corbett. "We'll do everything to get that done."
Every time Seattle veers from Lynch, though, they come back to the realization that the offense doesn't work unless he's featured.
"Marshawn's playing the best he's played since he's been here," Carroll acknowledged. "His feet are on fire. He's tough as hell. He's doing everything. He's catching the ball. He's our guy. And he has been all this time."