When it came down to the final two I really had to do some thinking. Lynch or Wilson, Wilson or Lynch. You cant really go wrong with either answer. I had conversations with many Seahawks fans and asked them there thoughts and it was about a 50/50 split.
Ultimately the question we are asking here is would our team win more games with Wilson and Michael/Turbin in the backfield or with Tavaris Jackson and Marshawn Lynch. In my opinion we would win more with Wilson, thats what led me to my conclusion.
So here we go:Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs the ball in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Number 2 – Marshawn Lynch
Beast Mode. Dude is flat out a machine. Ever since he’s become a Seahawks hes been nothing short of brilliant. In his four full seasons here hes averaged 1,339 yards a season and 12 touchdowns while only missing one game. Thats remarkable for a guy who plays that position. I cant even remember a time seeing him limp off the field. He’s had a few back issues but those usually occur on the sidelines or during halftime.
When his teammates and competitors talk about him they all gush. That’s really the ultimate compliment a player can get. We’ve also seen how much he can fire up his teammates as well. Not just the offense but the defense as well.
He is essentially on a year to year contract now and all of us Seahawks fans sure hope he will play past 2015. This will be his age 29 year and we have all heard what happens to running backs when they get to 30. But it just seems like Lynch is different. If his back can hold up I think we can get two more years, and that’s trouble for opposing defenses.