Report: Some Seahawks do not think Marshawn Lynch will retire
Marshawn Lynch posted a message on Twitter during the Super Bowl on Sunday that seemed to indicate his plans to retire. However, some Seattle Seahawks reportedly do not believe the running back is actually hanging up his cleats for good.
Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole reported on “Inside Buzz” that some Seahawks are not convinced about Lynch’s plan.
“Numerous players from the Seattle Seahawks have some doubts about whether Lynch is actually going to follow through on his decision to retire,” Cole reported. “Many players believe that Lynch will ultimately have a change of heart sometime during the offseason.”
The players reportedly believe that Lynch will wait until missing the team’s offseason program before expressing interest in playing again.
Lynch certainly has flirted with the idea of retirement before only to come back, so it would not be too surprising to see him pull a Favre. One issue is that even if Lynch decides not to retire, the Seahawks may not want him back. Seattle seems prepared to move forward with Thomas Rawls as their lead back.
Seattle would hold Lynch’s rights if he decides to continue his playing career. For now, based on the tweets many of his teammates sent, several of them are at least publicly saying they expect him to retire.