Marshawn Lynch speaks out on continuing to play with Seahawks
Rumors have been sprouting that running back Marshawn Lynch may come out of retirement and play for the Seattle Seahawks. In a recent interview, Lynch revealed that his agent has been talking with the Seahawks for a possible return.
Speaking with ESPN, the five-time Pro-Bowler and Seahawks legend shared some details of his potential comeback.
“My agent has been in talks with Seattle, so like I said, we’ll see what happens. If it works out and I get back up there, it is what it is.”
So Marshawn Lynch told ESPN tonight his agent has been in talks with Seattle about a possible return. "My agent has been in talks with Seattle, so like I said, we'll see what happens. If it works out and I get back up there, it is what it is,'' Lynch said. Never say never…..
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) May 5, 2020
To recall, Lynch spent five seasons with the Seahawks. It is in Seattle that he established himself as a star running back in the NFL, as well as winning his first and only Super Bowl title.
In 2016, Lynch actually retired but come April 2017, it was revealed that he had inked a deal with the Oakland Raiders. He played two seasons for them and after the 2018 season, Beast Mode announced that he would retire again.
But come 2019, Lynch suited back up. This time, with the Seahawks. He played in Seattle’s Week 17 thrilling loss to the 49ers, then scored three touchdowns in two postseason appearances.
There is no certainty if the 34-year-old will indeed don the Seahawks’ uniform once again. But reports reveal that the team is looking for a veteran running back with 25-year-old Chris Carson and 2018-first round pick Rashaad Penny — both of which are coming off injuries. Carson suffered a season-ending hip fracture in December 2019 while Penny, who underwent ACL surgery in December, is still recovering and is not expected to return at the start of the season.