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Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch Mum on Retirement



Following their loss to the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Divisional Round Playoffs on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks will now turn the page to the 2020 season as their 2019 season comes to an end.

One player that the team will have to determine if they are a part of that future is Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch, who came out of retirement a few weeks ago to join the team for their playoff run, and who chipped in two rushing touchdowns during their loss on Sunday.

When asked about potentially heading back into retirement or returning for another season, Lynch instead discussed young players and the importance of taking care of their bodies, their minds, and their money.

“It’s a vulnerable time for a lot of these young dudes, you feel me?” Lynch said, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “They don’t be taking care of their chicken right, you feel me? If they was me or I had the opportunity, the opportunity to let them know something, I say, ‘Take care of y’all money because that s— don’t last forever.’ Now I’ve been on the other side of retirement, and it’s good when [you] get over there and you can do what the f— you want to, so I tell y’all right now while y’all in it: Take care of y’all bread so when you’re all done, you go ahead and take care of yourself. So while y’all at it right now, take care of y’all bodies. Don’t take care of y’all chicken, don’t take care of y’all mentals, ’cause we ain’t lasting that long.

“I had a couple players that I played with that they no longer here no more, they no longer — so you feel me? Start taking care of y’all mental, y’all bodies and y’all chicken for when you’re all ready to walk away, you walk away and be able to do what you want to do, but I appreciate it. Thank you all and have a good day.”

While Lynch didn’t collect many rushing yards, he had no issue finding the endzone during his short return, making it worthwhile for the Seahawks to kick the tires on Lynch coming back for at least one more season.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.