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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Which Team is the Best Suitor for Marshawn Lynch?

Sorry, people.  Trick question.  The answer: no team.  The reason: an absurd asking price.  The Packers are reportedly interested in dealing for Marshawn Lynch as many of us expected after hearing they’d lost Ryan Grant for the season.  However, the Buffalo Bills apparently think the value of their backup running back is much higher than other teams are willing to accept.

According to Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports, an unnamed team offered the Bills a player and a third-round pick for Lynch before the draft.  Buffalo rejected the offer and then proceeded to draft C.J. Spiller with the ninth overall pick.  If they expected to have a chance to grab Spiller, I have no idea why they would turn down a third-rounder.  Afterall, is Lynch even a good fit for the Bills anymore?

Marshawn has two years left on his rookie deal, which on paper raises his value.  As we all know, things that are on paper rarely represent a significant piece of the puzzle.  Lynch has had off-the-field and on-the-field problems while in Buffalo.  He clearly wants to be a feature back and the Bills clearly don’t want him to be theirs, as evidenced by them taking a running back in the top-10 of the draft.

There’s a decent chance the 24-year-old could resurrect his career with a new team like Green Bay.  Between injuries and suspensions, his body has limited wear on it after playing only two seasons.  If the Bills are offered a third-rounder or even a fourth, they have no reason to turn it down.  Why delay the inevitable?

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Packers should turn to opponent for help [Yahoo! Sports]



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