Marshawn Lynch is a professional football player for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. After spending the 2016 season in retirement, Lynch decided to jump back into the pro ranks and inked a two year deal with the Raiders. Marshawn has already recorded nine seasons as an NFL player, and if he is able to complete his two year deal with the Raiders, he will be one of the oldest backs in the league.
His extensive NFL playing career along with off-field endorsements have made Marshawn Lynch net worth in excess of tens of millions of dollars. In fact, Marshawn Lynch’s net worth sits at $32 million as he enters the 2017 NFL season.
Growing up in Oakland, California, Lynch had the deck stacked against him from an early age. He was one of three siblings and raised by a single mother. However, that didn’t stop Marshawn from excelling in sports from a young age. He was a high school All-American who eventually earned a scholarship to play for the University of California in Berkeley. In his three seasons with the Bears, Lynch rushed for over 3,000 yards and 29 touchdowns. In his final season at Cal, 2006, he was voted the PAC-10 Offensive Player of the Year along with being named a first team All-American. His stellar play was noticed by NFL scouts and because so, he left college a year early to enter the 2007 NFL draft. He was drafted number 12 overall by the Buffalo Bills and signed a six year $19 million contract with the team. He produced in his first two seasons with the Bills, but after a sluggish third year, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks. Once in Seattle, Lynch came into his own. In four seasons, from 2011-2014, Lynch rushed for at least 1200 yards and 11 touchdowns in each of the four years leading the team to back to back Super Bowls.
Prior to the 2017 season, Marshawn Lynch has grossed nearly $50 million in career earnings in the NFL. His most lucrative contract came prior to the 2012 season where he signed a four year $30 million extension with Seattle. The most recent contract he signed with Oakland was two years for $9 million. Regardless if he completes the full length of his current contract, Lynch is one of the highest career earning running back ever in the NFL which adds a great deal to the Marshawn Lynch net worth.
With endorsements from the likes of Nike, Pepsi, and Skittles, it is estimated that he earns millions a year from such deals. In an article written just last year, Marshawn revealed that he hasn’t spent any of his career earning money in the NFL. He strictly lives off his endorsement deals. Because of his frugal habits, a rarity among sports athletes, Marshawn Lynch’s net worth has grown significantly over time. While his NFL career is slowly coming to a close, he can rest assured that he would have saved up enough money throughout his playing tenure to enjoy retirement whenever he chooses to do so.
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