Could Marshawn Lynch Come Out Of Retirement?: ‘If The Situation Is Right…’
Marshawn Lynch is the people’s champ when it comes to NFL running backs. The long-time Seattle Seahawks back also wanted to play for his hometown Oakland Raiders before they left for Vegas, so he was able to do that.
On the field, he’s known as ‘beast mode’, straight up running guys over. Lynch’s career numbers include 85 rushing touchdowns, 9 receiving touchdowns, 2,214 receiving yards, and 10,413 yards rushing.
To put that into perspective, Lynch ran the length of the football field over 104 times throughout his whole career. Yes, I just did some math to calculate that out (yes, math class is important even in the ‘real world’ after school).
And, according to an interview with Skittles (because the running back is about that action, boss, and about those Skittles) he’d like to keep the field that way, at 100 yards. The running back was asked if he wished the field were twice as long so he could get a 200 yard rushing touchdown: “Not at all, I’ll stick with 100 yards,” Lynch said.
Okay, we know about Lynch’s on the field accolades but he’s also very active in giving back to his community. According to the Raiders, Lynch was “nominated as the Raiders’ Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year” in 2018.
Lynch also helped establish with other NFL athletes, Oakland’s Fam 1st Family Foundation which “embodie(s) the intrinsic family values of loyalty and leadership to impact the lives of Oakland’s disenfranchised youth. Through the transference of family values, the Fam 1st Family Foundation strengthens Oakland’s fractured community and provides critical aid to residents in need.”
If you’d like to help support the Fam 1st Family Foundation, you can do so here.
On top of charitable work, you’ve probably seen Lynch elsewhere in random places throughout the world. Marshawn joined Bear Grylls in the wild for an episode, guessed what British slang words mean, tried a $1,200 burger, and is just here so he doesn’t get fined (per the infamous Super Bowl interview).
“I’m ’bout that action,” Lynch has said.
So, when it comes to Lynch coming back out of retirement, he recently talked about that on TBS’ Conan show.
“If the situation is right, then yeah, I mean it could happen,” Lynch said per Team Coco.
Lynch said he’s been asked if he’s ready by “a couple teams”.
But, there’s one condition for Lynch to come out of retirement.
“I’m ready if you’re Super Bowl ready,” Lynch said per Team Coco. “That’s what it’ll take me to come out, to come and play again. Yeah, it’ll have to be a guarantee Super Bowl game for me.”
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
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