( 4UMF NEWS ) Marshawn Lynch Hints At Retirement:
It looks like Marshawn Lynch could be hanging up his cleats— figuratively and literally, sharing a photo of his green shoes dangling as he’s reportedly decided to retire.
The star running back, who doesn’t reveal much publicly, is privately telling some within the Seahawks organization that he plans to walk away from the game, according to ESPN.com. Sunday night, during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, he tweeted out the picture of his cleats along with a peace sign emoji.
Lynch only tallied 417 yards on 111 carries during a regular-season plagued with injuries.
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) February 8, 2016
The 29-year-old first suffered a hamstring injury and then underwent abdominal surgery in November that caused him to miss the last seven games of the regular season. He also missed Seattle’s NFC wild-card win over Minnesota.
The Panthers, who face the Broncos in the Super Bowl on Sunday, defeated the Seahawks 31-24 in the divisional round of the playoffs, when Lynch only rushed for 20 yards on six carries.
Seahawks GM John Schneider had said in January that Lynch was “leaning toward” retirement. Lynch will reportedly walk away, although ESPN.com is reporting that teammates are still trying to change his mind.
The five-time Pro Bowler, who began his NFL career with the Bills in 2007, won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seahawks in 2013. He led the league in rushing touchdowns in 2013 and 2014.