Has it happened? Had Beast Mode hung up his cleats for good? According to his twitter post from Sunday, it seems that he has. It comes as no shock, as he has been contemplating retirement since the end of the 2015, regular season. Fans will be heartbroken by his decision, and former teammates flocked to his twitter post to salute him and show their appreciation of him.
“NFL fans expecting high-profile retirement news Sunday evening were thrown for a loop whenMarshawn Lynch upstaged Peyton Manning. In typical taciturn Lynch style, he simply tweeted a peace emoji with a picture of his cleats suspended from a telephone wire, suggesting he’s hanging them up for good. Although Lynch offered no official announcement, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per two sources informed of his plans, that the Seahawks have been informed of the 29-year-old power back’s intention to retire. The news comes as no surprise. Embroiled in contract squabbles, Lynch has weighed retirement in each of the past two offseasons.” – Reported by Chris Wesseling