There’s been a lot said about Marshawn Lynch of late. Skipping the White House visit. His role in what offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said this week could be a “tailback-by-committee for Seattle this season. His post-2014 future with the team.

But as is usually the case, we haven’t heard anything from Lynch.

Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone puts it all into perspective in his column for the Sunday paper.

Writes Stone in part:

Yet a pertinent question sits out there, brought out into the public debate with increasing frequency: How much longer will Marshawn Lynch be the linchpin of the Seahawks’ attack?

The issue was raised in that same Town Hall meeting, when a fan asked offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell about Christine Michael’s role in 2014.

“We’re going to be running back by committee,’’ Bevell told the audience at CenturyLink Field and online, adding later, “We really like what Christine Michael is doing right now.”

Any job-sharing at running back would be a significant departure for the Seahawks, who have ridden Lynch as virtually the sole feature back for three seasons. He has averaged 300 carries per season in that span, and last year was one of just two NFL backs, along with LeSean McCoy, to exceed that number.