Seahawks won't ask Beast Mode for $5M signing bonus

Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks haven't always seen eye-to-eye in contract discussions, but the two sides will part on amicable terms following the star running back's abrupt retirement.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Lynch, who tweeted his goodbye to professional football during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50, isn't expected to be asked to return the $5 million signing bonus baked into the two-year deal he signed with the Seahawks last March.

According to Rapoport, "both sides seem pleased" with the situation and are ready to move forward.

Lynch struggled through an injury-plagued 2015, missing a large portion of the season after undergoing sports hernia surgery. He was outperformed by rookie running back Thomas Rawls, who is expected to inherit the lead role in Seattle's backfield going forward.

The $5 million is surely welcome, but Lynch is hardly hurting for funds. Rapoport reported during Super Bowl week that Lynch has not spent a dime of compensation from playing football, the presumption being that Beast Mode has lived off endorsements and other ventures.

I'd like to try a similar prudent financial strategy. Just need to acquire some endorsements and other ventures.

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