The Denver Broncos may have some sore feelings over what happened to them at the Super bowl at the hands of the Seahawks. However, the NFL is a business and the best logic to operate by is if you can’t beat them, join them.
When it comes to running backs, the Seahawks are luckier than most NFL teams. Marshawn Lynch may not be the very best in the league but he’s at least in the conversation and he’s shown consistent production the last three seasons, accumulating at least 1200 yards and scoring 10 touchdowns each year.
However, all that consistency may take its toll. After hurting his knee in the Monday night game against the Rams, Lynch was often held out of practice on Thursdays and Fridays in order to stay fresh. The extra rest definitely paid off and Beast Mode was brilliant in the Divisional and Conference rounds. But coming up on 28 years old, Lynch is middle-aged for a power running back. It’s extremely rare for players at that position to continue producing big numbers past that age, so the Seahawks may want to consider bringing in help.
Especially if Lynch gets injured, John Schneider and Pete Carroll will want to shore up their depth at running back.
As an unrestricted free agent, Denver’s Knowshon Moreno may be the best choice, if they can afford it. Moreno is at the top of our list of the best free agent running backs in the NFL. Find out who else made the cut here.
Repeating won’t be easy – Seattle has one of the toughest schedules in 2014.
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