Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had a pretty inauspicious end to his career following the 2015 season. He never really made a formal announcement on his retirement and everyone just assumed he was calling it a career after a cryptic tweet showed him possibly hanging up his cleats.
The Seahawks, however, seem to have moved forward as if Lynch’s career was over. However, cornerback Richard Sherman talked about Beast Mode and said that he would not be surprised if he ends up pulling a Brett Favre and trying to get back on the field in the fall.
“I don’t put anything past him,” Sherman said at a youth football camp on Saturday. “He’s about as predictable as a pair of dice. So I don’t try to call his plays. But obviously, it’s going to be different. We got a little sample of it last year … I think we’re prepared for it in some aspects, but you really never want to be prepared for that. You really would hope he comes back. In the back of your mind, you hope he comes back and plays another year.”
During his career in Seattle, Marshawn Lynch rushed for over 6,300 yards and 57 touchdowns, while catching passes for over 1,300 yards and eight touchdowns. I am sure fans would welcome him back with open arms if he decides he wants to play this year.
However, the Seahawks may not be as excited to have him back. They drafted C.J. Prosise, Alex Collins, and Zac Brooks just a few weeks ago and return Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael.
I think it is pretty safe to say they are ready to move forward at the running back position.
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