Was the 2015 season Marshawn Lynch’s last?! After an injury-plagued year with the Seattle Seahawks, many are wondering if the aggressive running back is ready to retire. So, what does general manager John Schneider have to say? Find out here.
The Seattle Seahawks may be missing one of the team’s biggest stars next season. Fans of the Washington pro football team are speculating that the running back may be ready to throw in the towel after a physically tough season, and general manager John Schneider didn’t give them much hope during a new interview on Jan. 22.
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“[I think he’s] leaning toward retirement,” John admitted in a radio interview. “I know that we’re going to treat him with as much respect as we possibly can here, and give him a little leeway to kind of find his way in terms of what he wants to do. But I’m under the impression that he’s leaning toward retirement.”
After helping to lead his team to back-to-back Super Bowls — they won in 2014 but suffered a brutal loss to the New England Patriots last year — this go-around wasn’t as pretty for Marshawn. Just midway through the season, he was forced to have surgery for a sports hernia, and was unable to return until the Divisional round of the playoffs on Jan. 16. Unfortunately, the Seahawks lost to the Carolina Panthers, booting them out of the playoffs just one week before the Conference Championships.
“If you put a gun to my head, I would say he’s leaning toward retirement,” John reiterated in a second interview on Friday. “But I think with Marshawn you really never know. He’s a fierce competitor. We just have to handle it the right way in terms of showing him as much respect as we possibly can for everything he’s done for this organization.”
Marshawn was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the 2007 NFL draft, and played on the team for just over two seasons. During the 2010 season, he was traded to the Seahawks, where he has had quite an impact ever since.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers: Do you think Marshawn will retire? Are you hoping he sticks around for at least another season?