NFL All-pro Seattle Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch, has been telling family and league sources that he will retire.
Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch, a Super Bowl champion and five time pro bowler, would retire number twenty four in the NFL all time rushing touchdown list with 74.
Many will know Marshawn for his penchant for Skittles, his unwillingness to speak to the media during his two trips to the NFL Super Bowl, and his being overlooked on the final play of Super Bowl 49, where the Seahawks elected to go with a pass play that was eventually intercepted.
Lynch saw injuries and abdominal surgery sap him of his usual effectiveness in the 2015-2016 season in which he was only able to manage seven regular season games and one playoff game.
If he stuck to his decision, however, Lynch would be retiring while still considered a top player at his position. In the 2014-2015 season, Lynch achieved the second highest yards compiled in his career and the second highest average yards per carry in his career.
Marshawn, who will turn 30 in April, 2016, is another in a rash of NFL players to announce “early” retirement, including superstars Calvin Johnson and Patrick Willis, both announcing at age 30.
Many players have cited present physical factors and potential mental factors as reasons for their retirement.
Defensive star, Anthony Davis, retired at age 25. “I’m taking a year or two away to allow his brain and body to heal,” explained the former San Francisco 49er.
All of these retirements come in the wake of new concussion information being revealed over the 2010 through 2016 period.