4 former Seahawks next in line for a Hall of Fame induction

The Seattle Seahawks could soon have several former and recent players inducted in Canton, Ohio.
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Former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch

Lynch played five full seasons in Seattle and parts of two others. Overall, he played in at least part of 12 seasons. His cumulative rushing total is likely enough to get him into the Hall, but the reason Beast Mode should be inducted in Canton is because what he meant to his teams, especially the Seahawks. Voters in the Hall tend to take more into account when choosing a player for induction than just raw statistics.

Lynch transformed Seattle's offense. While the early 2010s teams were great because of having one of the best defenses in the history of the NFL, Marshawn Lynch brought the same kind of aggressiveness and attitude to the offense. Russell Wilson became the quarterback in 2012, but make no mistake that during Wilson's first three years in the league, the offense still belonged to Marshawn Lynch.

Lynch began his career with the Buffalo Bills and was the 12th overall choice in the 2007 NFL draft. Since Lynch really made a name for himself in Seattle, some might forget that in Lynch's first two seasons with the Bills he rushed for more than 1,000 yards in both those years. After coming to the Seahawks, though, Lynch was a much more productive player. Between 2011 and 2015, he ran for at least 1,204 yards in each season.

Lynch led the NFL in rushing touchdowns in 2013 and 2014. In 2012, he was named First-Team All-Pro, and he was Second-Team in 2014. In total, he made five Pro Bowls. Lynch ran for 10,413 yards in his career, plus 85 touchdowns. That last number is 16th all-time in the NFL. But Lynch was also a valuable voice in the locker room and a great character off the field. All things involved, Marshawn Lynch should be in Canton.