Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is a former Seattle Seahawks running back, and you should not expect that to change. Ever.
ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio reported on Thursday that an unnamed source familiar with the situation told him that Lynch may make a return to football, possibly around Week 4 or Week 5, which would also give the Seahawks a chance to trade him as they still hold his rights. But based on everything that Lynch has said and done in 2016 and everything that those who know him personally have seemed to say about the running back’s retirement, the report seems completely unrealistic.
Marshawn Lynch is retired and that is almost certainly never going to change.
Former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson, who blocked for Lynch for four seasons in Seattle, said on Periscope/Facebook Live on Friday that he spoke to Lynch and that he would not come out of retirement. “He told me... Dude, I’m not going anywhere. I’m as busy as ever.” Robinson was very adamant about the fact that Lynch was retired. The good thing about Rob’s report is that unlike an “unnamed source familiar with the situation,” Mike Rob is a named source familiar with the situation.
Robinson is as good of a source as any that you could find and he’s unafraid to say what Lynch has told him. An anonymous source, who PFT may have well talked to believing the report to be true, can say whatever the hell he or she wants because they never have to back it up publicly.
Lynch was known for never saying much, as well as being a bit of a wild card in his unpredictability, but this seems farfetched and now we have at least one person willing to go on the record in refute the claim.
That’s all I need.