Marshawn Lynch Traded: How Does He Help the Seattle Seahawks?

Frank FittipaldiCorrespondent IIOctober 5, 2010

Marshawn Lynch will get a fresh start in Seattle
Marshawn Lynch will get a fresh start in SeattleJared Wickerham/Getty Images

According to Fox's Jay Glazer via Twitter, It has been reported that the Seattle Seahawks have acquired Buffalo Bills' running back Marshawn Lynch. The Bills dealt their disgruntled running back in exchange for a 2011 fourth round pick and a conditional 2012 draft pick. Although Green Bay would have been a better fit for Lynch, he is just pleased that he is out of Buffalo. With Lynch traded, Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller will now get the majority of the carries in Buffalo, and Lynch should instantly become the feature back for Seattle.

This move is huge for the Seahawks, as they head into Week 5 ranked 27th in rushing offense. Marshawn Lynch will step into the starting role and impact this offense immediately. The Seahawks lack a running game, and if they want any chance at making a playoff push, they will need to get their running game going.

Lynch's talent has never been an issue since being drafted in 2007. There have been some character issues, but the trade to Seattle gives Lynch the fresh start that he needs, and a chance to revive his career and become the primary back he always intended to be.

Lynch has two 1,000 yard seasons under his belt and will be looking to get back into that form on the west coast. Seattle has also struggled with their passing game, ranking 21st in the league. The addition of Lynch will enable the Seahawks to run the football effectively and allow the passing game to open up.

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will benefit from the acquisition of Lynch and so will the Seattle receivers. Lynch has a chip on his shoulder and is out to prove that he is a primary back in the NFL. He will get every chance to prove his critics wrong in Seattle.