King also outlines two routes that Lynch can land with the Raiders, and the first is a voided contract via a release. The Seahawks would prefer to trade Lynch and receive something in return. This is in agreement with Monday Morning Quarterback's Peter King, who said Monday that Lynch "really wants" to play in Oakland and that the possibility of him un-retiring is "realer than it's ever been". They need Lynch to want to come out (which might be handled now) and they need the Seahawks to facilitate a Lynch-to-Oakland deal. Interestingly, the only team I think Seattle would do a release for is Oakland.as a favor to Lynch, and a nod to the fact that the Raiders wouldn't pick up the existing terms of the contract.
That contract would pay him a base salary of $9 million in 2017 and then a salary of $7 million in the 2018 National Football League season.
All in all, Lynch averaged 3.8 yards per carry in 2015, his lowest total since the 2010 season by a pretty fair amount. That comes with the risk of creating problems in the Seahawks' locker room, as Lynch still has many friends on the team.
Lynch himself has been quiet since rumors became reports on Friday that there was interest from both sides, especially with the Raiders needing a lead running back after Latavius Murray was allowed to leave for the Minnesota Vikings. And with roughly $14.7 million in remaining cap space, the Seahawks may be forced to grant him his outright release, which plays into the Raiders hand.
This is going to be a hard situation for Seattle, possibly even becoming a no-win scenario for the franchise.