Marshawn Lynch on retirement: ‘I’m done, I’m not playing football anymore’
Marshawn Lynch says he has retired from football, and it sounds like he would prefer if people stop asking him if he might change his mind.
Speaking publicly for the first time since informing the Seattle Seahawks that he is calling it a career, Lynch was asked on “60 Minutes Sports” if there is a chance he could play in the NFL again.
“I’m done. I enjoyed my time playing,” he said. “Now it’s time to watch my cousins do their thing.”
When pressed further, Lynch repeated the phrase “I enjoyed my time” in typical Beast Mode fashion. It didn’t help that Lynch’s agent Doug Hendrickson, who was interviewed for the same segment, said he would “never say never” when it comes to Lynch potentially returning to the NFL. That clearly irritated Marshawn.
“I’m retired,” a seemingly annoyed Lynch snapped while looking into the camera. “Is that good enough? Which camera do you want me to look at? I’m done. I’m not playing football anymore.”
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Lynch has always been a very private person, which is why he retired in a somewhat quiet manner. There have been reports that he is already thinking about a return but the Seahawks might not want him, though one of Lynch’s closest friends says he is certain the running back is hanging it up for good. Another former teammate is not so sure.
Plenty of teams would want Lynch and would be willing to pay him a pretty penny, but he seems like the type of guy who knows what he wants. We’d be surprised if he flip-flopped.