You know what? If Marshawn Lynch wants to play one more year in the NFL, let him do it. Seattle Seahawks fans deserve one more year of Beast Mode, boss.
Marshawn Lynch may want to play one more year in the NFL.
His agent is in discussions with the Seattle Seahawks to see if both parties can bring Beast Mode back to the Pacific Northwest for one more year. Lynch is a five-time Pro Bowler, a one-time All-Pro and a Super Bowl champion with the Seahawks. He has rushed for over 10,000 yards in his illustrious career out of Cal. Lynch will end up with a bronze bust in Canton one day.
But that looks to be getting pushed back by at least a year or so. Lynch came out of retirement for the second time in his NFL career to suit for an injury-riddled Seahawks team in 2019. He helped Seattle win on Wild Card Weekend over the Philadelphia Eagles before falling to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau in the divisional round. Lynch is 34-years-old, but he’s still Beast Mode.
Though he’s not the player he was in his prime in Seattle, Lynch has been one of the most captivating running backs of his generation. His one-of-a-kind personality only adds to his legend. We still watch highlights of the Beast Quake run vs. the New Orleans Saints. We’ve always been about that action, boss. We’re here so we won’t get find. And we take care of our chicken.
Seattle already has two younger and more productive backs on its roster in Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny. However, neither were healthy when the Seahawks needed them most down the stretch. Lynch is an icon in the eyes of the 12s, and frankly, most NFL fans. He’s a jolt of lightning emotionally with every handoff given to him. Plus, Seattle loves to run the ball offensively.
No other franchise would make sense for Lynch. His beloved childhood team left Oakland to become the Las Vegas Raiders. Though he looked great in Silver and Black, Sin City isn’t the Bay Area, and he wouldn’t be about that. It feels like eons ago when Lynch played for his first team in the Buffalo Bills. A return to Orchard Park isn’t happening, but let’s hope one to Seattle is.
Seattle has smart football fans and realizes the Lynch they’d be getting in his mid-30s is a far cry from what he was in his prime. But that doesn’t matter, he’s family. While his days as a Pro Bowler and a 1,000-yard rusher are done, Lynch can give the Seahawks that little undefinable something which could help them hoist a second Lombardi Trophy. Lynch retiring on top, we can get behind it.