Last night [Sunday, February 7] among the post-Super Bowl angst concerning Cam Newton’s attitude and Beyonce‘s half-time performance, one wordless tweet may have slipped through the cracks but could not remain unnoticed for long.
Legendary running back Marshawn Lynch (a.k.a. Money Lynch a.k.a. #beastmode) announced his retirement in a way only he could, silently.
The picture that was tweeted was of Lynch’s #beastmode cleats hanging from what appears to be a telephone wire signifying he’ll be hanging up his career, literally and figuratively.
Lynch’s nine year career was one full of excitement. Playing for both the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks, the former California Golden Bear rushed for total of 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns in his professional regular season career. In his five playoff appearances, Lynch went on to run for 937 yards and 9 touchdowns. Lynch was also a major part of the Seattle Seahawks’ first Super Bowl victory at Super Bowl XLVIII scoring a touchdown.
Over the past few years, Marshawn Lynch has made a name for himself as the tough guy of the NFL. He has refused to show up or speak at interviews and isn’t one to tame his remarks on the rare occasion that he does speak to the media.
In true Marshawn Lynch fashion, there has yet to be verbal confirmation of these claims but fellow Seashawks have taken to social media to confirm this past season will be the last we see of him. Both quarterback Russell Wilson and cornerback Richard Sherman tweeted yesterday their farewells to their ex-teammate. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport also reported, per two sources informed of his plans, the Seahawks have been informed of the 29-year-old’s intention to retire.
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) February 8, 2016
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) February 8, 2016
Salute to my guy @MoneyLynch … It was an honor sharing the field with you.
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 8, 2016