Hard to Compare Marshawn Lynch and Jamaal Charles
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Study this article before you talk about RBs who are underpaid. TL;DR: Jamaal Charles yes, Beefmoe no.
And yet Charles did not hold out, but Beastmode is holding out.
That’s why it is hard to compare the situation of the Charles and Lynch and expect the same results, even just on the principle of “fairness”. Charles was the most underpaid of the group. If the Seahawks took an optimistic eye with Lynch, then the Chiefs took a super pessimistic one with Charles. Even if we factor in Charles’ new money ($5 million) into the deal, he would simply come up to the Forte/Rice levels on annual value per run yard and still be the lowest paid using total yards from scrimmage as a metric.