A report from Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole last week indicated Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who announced his retirement in a Tweet during Super Bowl 50, could be planning a return in 2016. However, the former Seahawks star appeared to put all rumors to rest during an appearance on 60 Minutes.
“Oakland could use a veteran running back, seems like there’s an obvious story line here, doesn’t it?” asked correspondent Jon Wertheim.
“No, I’m done.” Lynch said, with a laugh. “I’m done. I enjoyed my time playing. Now it’s time to watch my cousins do their thing.”
“You good never playing another down?”
“Oh yeah. I enjoyed my time.”
Lynch remains one of the most prolific rushers in Seahawks history and is No. 2 in rushing touchdowns with 57, trailing only Shaun Alexander. It comes as no surprise that fans and critics would be hoping to see the (admittedly unpredictable) star running back make a return, but Lynch seems adamant about his retirement.
After Lynch’s agent Doug Hendrickson told Wertheim he could never be 100 percent sure when it came to his client, (“with Marshawn, I’ll never say never”), Wertheim asked one last time.
“I’m retired. Is that good enough?” said Lynch. “Which camera do you want me to look into? This one? I’m done. I’m not playing football anymore.”