The Seattle Seahawks completed a deal to acquire Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch for a fourth-round pick in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012, today.
The Packers seemed to be the obvious destination for Lynch since Ryan Grant went down with a season-ending injury in week one and much speculation and rumor followed, despite the Bills public insistence they didn’t want to move the running back.
Up to this point, the Packers and coach Mike McCarthy have insisted they’re happy with the running back tandem of Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn, even though no one else with a sane mind is.
Many thought the Bills’ asking price for Lynch, a former first-round pick, was too high. They reportedly rejected an offer of a third-round pick and a player before the draft. In the end, the Seahawks got a nice player for a reasonable price.
On the season, Lynch has 37 carries for 164 yards and a 4.4 average in Buffalo’s three-headed backfield. Jackson has 45 carries for 137 yards, a 3.0 average, and Kuhn has 26 carries for 121 yards, a 4.7 average.
I’d tell you what I think about the Packers not closing this deal, but I’m sure you already know. What I will say is I’m not surprised it didn’t happen. Ted Thompson didn’t draft Marshawn Lynch, so he’s obviously no good.