Marshawn Lynch Retiring From NFL
Marshawn Lynch, a.k.a Beast Mode, won't be eating Skittles on the sidelines anymore. He's retiring from the NFL.
Lynch's agent confirmed the day after the Super Bowl that his client's intentions to end his football career were true. The night before, the running back and his team took to social media to say their goodbyes.
Talking to the media was never Lynch's favorite thing. His announcement on Twitter was fitting. He didn't use a single word, just a picture.
He's hanging up the cleats. In his career, he ran for 9,112 yards and 74 TD's, topping the 1,000 yard mark six times. His Super Bowl Championship with the Seahawks in 2014 made him a beloved figure in Seattle, and he pays back to his hometown in Compton on a regular basis.
Calling Lynch misunderstood is an understatement. His relationship with the media soured early in his career in Buffalo, and he never cared to apologize for his attitude with the people carrying microphones. Aside from that, he was a solid presence in Compton and a good teammate.
Russell Wilson is labeled a class act, leader, role model and many other positive titles. He always spoke highly of Beast Mode, and he did the same on Sunday night.
"Honor playing with one of the best running backs of all time! Going to miss sharing the backfield with you 24...#BeastMode," Wilson said on Twitter.
Another guy who understands being mislabeled, Seahawks teammate Richard Sherman, took to Twitter as well.
"Salute to my guy @MoneyLynch...it was an honor sharing the field with you," Sherman said.
A great career dropped off severely last season, where Lynch only played in seven games and tallied 411 years. He turns 30 years old in April, and he decided to call it quits before the NFL decided he was washed up.
Saints fans can rest a little easier knowing that Beast Mode won't be on the prowl anymore. No more Skittles will be thrown from the stands in Seattle, but this run will live forever. Sorry, Who Dat Nation...you know you want to want it one more time.