Update: He's baaack...
Original: Marshawn Lynch is one of the all-time greatest California Golden Bears whose run with the Seattle Seahawks has him as a Hall of Fame candidate. But—for the second time in his career—he might not be done yet.
In news broken by the NFL Network and covered by ESPN, Lynch is reportedly heading to Seattle today and he won’t just be there as to not be fined (groan), but to “discuss rejoining” the Seahawks due to rampant injuries on the team. The article also notes that Lynch has not officially filed any retirement paperwork with the NFL.
Pete Carroll @710ESPNSeattle re: Marshawn Lynch:— Jessamyn McIntyre (@JessamynMcIntyr) December 23, 2019
"He'll be flying in here this morning and we're gonna give him a really good chance to come back and play for us...I think it's freakin' great if he could get back out there and tote the ball for us." #Seahawks
After two and a half seasons with the Buffalo Bills and five and a half great years in the worst city on earth (let’s be honest—Las Vegas can’t even be the best at being the worst), Lynch retired at the end of the 2015 season, spending the 2016 season as the Cal scout-team running back and accompanying us to Australia.
Lynch then stunned some by un-retiring for the 2017 season to play for his hometown—the Oakland Raiders—but he arguably underperformed relative to the high expectations he set for himself and ended the 2018 season early due to a groin injury.
In terms of football, Lynch has spent 2019 launching the Oakland Panthers, an indoor football team. Let’s see if late 2019 or early 2020 marks an even more hands-on return for Beast Mode.