It sounds like Marshawn Lynch meant what he said the first time.
Pro Football Talk reported that sources said former Seattle Seahawks All-Pro was considering a comeback. Former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson attempted to put a rest to all comeback rumors on his Periscope.
“I called Beast Mode,” Robinson said. “He told me from his own mouth. 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 this world helping people.”
Lynch has seemed to enjoy his post-football career up to this point. He played quarterback at a California Golden Bears’ practice on Tuesday. He has done Madden commercials, had a NSFW quote that pretty much summed up his football career on 60 Minutes Sports and pancaked campers at his football camp, just to name a few of his retirement activities.
Even when he wasn’t talking throughout most of his career he seemed to be thinking, and it is now clear that he never felt that football was his sole purpose in life. Lynch has always been philanthropic and fun. Now that the majority of his year isn’t tied up with training and game plans he seems to be enjoying a life that many ex-athletes find hard to embrace.
While it would be amazing to see Lynch put the shoulder pads back on and flatten opposing defenders, it is nice to see a former athlete leave early and seem to be at peace with his decision.