If Marshawn Lynch is planning on making a return to football this season, it looks like no one has informed him of those plans.
During a conversation with former Seahawks teammate Michael Robinson on Friday, Lynch shot down the report that he might be making a return to the NFL this season. Robinson said he was compelled to call his former teammate after Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that Beast Mode might be coming out of retirement.
“So I got on a plane yesterday and when I got off the plane, I had 25 texts and 30 voice mails talking about one of my good friends, Beast Mode, returning to the National Football League, so you know what I did? I called Beast Mode,” Robinson said during a 25-minute Periscope session.
So how did that conversation go?
Lynch told Robinson that he’s unequivocally staying retired.
“Record this everybody, please: Marshawn Lynch is retired. He told me from his own mouth,” Robinson said. “He said, ‘Dude, I’m not going anywhere, I’m as busy as I’ve ever been.’ He’s in Africa, he’s in Australia, he’s all over the world helping people. You talk about somebody making difference, that guy really is.”
Of course, that could just be what Lynch is saying now. Beast Mode is one of the most unpredictable people to ever play in the NFL and he could change his mind tomorrow.
Plus, just because he’s retired now doesn’t mean he won’t change his mind in a month. In his report, Florio did note that if Lynch comes back, which is no guarantee, that it likely wouldn’t happen until Week 4 or 5 at the earliest.
As things stand now though, it looks like Beast Mode is staying in retirement mode.
Source: CBS Sports / Ex-teammate gets Marshawn Lynch’s response to report of possible NFL return