According to Terry Blount of ESPN.com, the pay bump that the Seahawks gave Marshawn Lynch has been on the table for some time now.
The additional $1.5 million Lynch was given, bumping his guaranteed compensation from $5 million to $6.5 million this season, was offered to Lynch in May after he first made team officials aware that he wanted more money. The offer never changed.
Lynch wanted a whole lot more money than what Seattle gave him.
He basically wanted all of his 2015 salary ($5.5 million) up front in 2014, something the Seahawks had no intention of giving him.