According to a new CBS Sports report, the Oakland Raiders are “strongly considering” bringing Marshawn Lynch out of retirement. But, would the 30-year-old former All-Pro running back even want to return to the NFL? It’s not as if he needs the money.
Let’s take a look at how well Lynch did for himself during and after his playing career.
Marshawn Lynch’s Net Worth as of 2019: $50-60 Million
But how did Lynch get here? Let’s take a look.
2007 – 2011
Marshawn Lynch was the 12th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. He signed a modest five-year deal worth $19 million with the Buffalo Bills at the time. Lynch saw around $14 million of that contract before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks midway through the 2010 season.
In his first ever playoff game on January 8, 2011, Lynch reeled off a dominant 67-yard touchdown run in which he broke nine tackles. The run quickly earned the nickname “Beast Quake” and marked the start of Lynch’s incredible mid-career resurgence.
2012 – 2015
Prior to the 2012 season, Lynch signed a four-year, $31 million deal with the Seahawks. The contract included a $6 million signing bonus and averaged $7.5 million per year. His base salaries of $4 million in 2012 and $7 million in 2013 were fully guaranteed. His base salary in 2014 was $5 million and $5.5 million in 2015, which also came with a $500,000 roster bonus in 2014 and a $2 million roster bonus in 2015.
However, Lynch quickly outperformed his contract and a new deal was struck in March of 2015. This new contract gave Lynch $12 million in its first year. Lynch retired following the 2015-2016 season with a career earnings of $49.7 million.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported in March 2016 that, “Marshawn Lynch has a lot of money. He hasn’t spent a dime of his actual playing money…ever.”
2016 – Present
According to Forbes, Lynch is estimated to earn around $5 million per year through endorsement deals with Nike, Pepsi, Skittles, Progressive and Activision.
American Football running back, Marshawn Lynch will finally know what his future holds at the end of this year with his contract expiring in 2018.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch stole the Super Bowl pregame show during the presentation of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.