3. He is playing in a running back’s dream offense.
Dec 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) carries the ball during the first half against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
Lynch was considered an elite player by Pro Football Focus last week, the only offensive player on the Seahawks to earn the honor.
Because the Seahawks love to run the ball and they really love the way Lynch runs the ball.
Over the course of the past three seasons, Lynch has led the NFL with 1,002 regular-season and playoff carries, and totaled 4,517 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns in that time.
The Seahawks have one of the best young quarterbacks in the league and a deep receiving corp to keep defenses in check, but at the end of the day, it’s Lynch who has carried the offense since arriving in Seattle.
In a league that is becoming more pass-friendly, the Seahawks are still a run-first team and trust their running back even with a top-notch QB. Very few teams can offer what Seattle can.