Report: Seahawks will let Marshawn Lynch keep $5 million in bonus money
The Seattle Seahawks could have asked Marshawn Lynch for his bonus money back, but they are reportedly not going to.
Lynch had two years remaining on his deal which had a prorated $7.5 million signing bonus. That would have paid him $2.5 million in signing bonus cash for each of those years. With Lynch’s retirement, the Seahawks could have asked for that money back, but are reportedly content to let him keep it.
Catching up on a things… don't expect #Seahawks to ask for Marshawn Lynch's $5M in signing bonus back. Both sides seem pleased with outcome
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 17, 2016
It does count as a $2.5 million cap hit for Seattle for the next two seasons, so it’s a pretty generous retirement gift from the organization.