RB Marshawn Lynch returning to Seahawks with new contract

(AP Photo/Matt York)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch is coming back to the Seattle Seahawks under a restructured contract for the 2015 season that will pay him $12 million, according to his agent Doug Hendrickson.

Lynch agreed to his new deal Friday after meeting with Seahawks officials. Hendrickson said the deal adds two more years to Lynch’s existing contract that went through the 2015 season, but gives him a significant pay increase for next season.

Lynch is coming off arguably the best season of his career. He scored a career-high 17 total touchdowns, including 13 rushing. He rushed for 1,306 yards in the regular season and added another 318 yards in three postseason games. Lynch had 102 yards rushing and a touchdown in the Super Bowl, as the Seahawks lost to the New England Patriots.

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