Five Best Running Backs in the History of the Seahawks
By Lee Vowell
2. Marshawn Lynch
The top two Seahawks running backs are pretty good. Actually, great.
So why is Lynch not number one on this list. A few reasons. His career is not really defined by him only being in Seattle. He chose to retire and then un-retire, but in doing so became a member of the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders. These are not the reason he is not number one, but a part of the overall reason.
Lynch, though, did become Beast Mode in Seattle. His greatest moments are while he was a Seahawk. Like this one
Or this one
Lynch, of course and through no fault of his own, also became the guy the Seahawks should have handed the ball to at the one-yard line at the end of the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. I will not show that here. It is too painful.
(By the way, if Pete Carroll had won that game, he would be 3-0 against Bill Belichick’s Patriots in Carroll’s time in Seattle. Food for thought…)
Lynch epitomized Seattle’s offense, even more than Russell Wilson, during the best years of his career. He finished only fourth in Seahawks history in rushing yards, but 12s all know he is more than that. And we all know he should be a two-time Super Bowl champion in Seattle.