Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch pulled a Marshawn Lynch in final press conference
If this was the last time we saw Marshawn Lynch in a postgame interview, it ended in the most fitting way possible. Following the Seattle Seahawks’ Divisional Round playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Lynch offered a surprisingly long-winded response when asked about whether or not he would be returning on 2020.
But not surprisingly, he didn’t actually answer the question:
“It’s a vulnerable time for a lot of these young dudes, you feel me?” Lynch said, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “They don’t be taking care of their chicken right, you feel me? If they was me or I had the opportunity, the opportunity to let them know something, I say, ‘Take care of y’all money because that s— don’t last forever.’ Now I’ve been on the other side of retirement, and it’s good when [you] get over there and you can do what the f— you want to, so I tell y’all right now while y’all in it: Take care of y’all bread so when you’re all done, you go ahead and take care of yourself. So while y’all at it right now, take care of y’all bodies. Don’t take care of y’all chicken, don’t take care of y’all mentals, ’cause we ain’t lasting that long.”
To be fair, Lynch actually did offer some sound advice to his younger peers.
The 34-year-old came out of retirement ahead of Week 17 due to a slew of injuries that hit Seattle’s backfield, but in the three games he played since returning, it was clear that Beast Mode wasn’t the same.
Lynch carried the ball 12 times for 26 yards and a couple of touchdowns against the Packers, and in one regular-season game and two playoff contests overall, he totaled 67 yards off of 30 attempts. He did, however, punch in four scores.