A couple of key quotes from Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone's piece on Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch:
My hunch is that Lynch still has some quality miles left in him. And that when it comes to the heat of the season — rather than the speculative nature of the offseason — Lynch will still be the Seahawks’ workhorse, and their go-to offensive weapon.
There’s also the issue of Lynch’s plea deal in February, in which he agreed to a reckless-driving charge rather than go to trial on a DUI charge from his 2012 arrest in Oakland. Lynch’s attorney, Ivan W. Golde, told Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times that he was confident Lynch would not be suspended by the NFL. But given Roger Goodell’s track record in punishing off-field indiscretions, there are no guarantees.
While we do believe that the team will follow through and get Christine Michael more involved, Lynch will still be the clear RB1. We currently project him to be the #7 RB in standard formats. But Stone's column is a reminder that the NFL could still suspend Lynch for his reckless driving plea deal (stemming from a DUI charge).