Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch continues to remain the talk of many football fans to this day. However, talks are currently focused on how much of his net worth is and not of his potential return to an NFL team.
As of this year, Marshawn Lynch is worth an estimated $30 million. Some of that is likely due to his ownership share in the Beasts of the new Fan-Controlled Football League, where Lynch also suited up for their inaugural game but did not play a down.
Marshawn Lynch was paid pretty well in his NFL days
Highly-rated going into the 2007 NFL Draft, Marshawn Lynch was drafted in the first round (12th overall) by the Buffalo Bills. His rookie contract was for six years at just under $19 million. He was then traded to the Seahawks midway through the 2010 season.
Performing very well there, he earned a 4-year, $30 million extension. He was then rewarded with a $1.5 million pay raise in 2014 and another extension for two years, worth $24 million the very next year. Lynch surprisingly retired after the 2015 season, but returned to the league in 2017, this time playing for the Raiders on a 2-year, $9 million contract.
After two seasons in Oakland, he returned to Seattle, signing a 1-year contract worth $1,030,000. Marshawn Lynch has made over $50 million over 12 years of pro football. However, you might want to consider all the cash he's had to forfeit plenty due to fines and suspensions, like the $100K in fines he gave up just during the 2014 season.
Marshawn Lynch is still making money
Over the last decade, you've likely seen Lynch with a bag of Skittles, a gameday habit that eventually got him a sponsorship deal with the candy brand in 2014.
He's also had deals with brands such as Pepsi, Nike, Activision, Progressive and Microsoft, which at one time earned him up to approximately $5 million as of 2016. It was also that year that he claimed he didn't spend any of his career earnings.
His "Beast Mode" apparel brand has also contributed to his net worth, making him $2 million in sales from the beginning of the label through the 2015 season and through his appearance in Super Bowl XLIX, against the New England Patriots.
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Last year, Marshawn Lynch signed a multi-year deal with sports apparel company Fanatics to expand sales of his brand. He's most recently been seen in ads for FritoLay and Subway, during this past season's televised games.