Is Marshawn Lynch Retiring?
Marshawn Lynch isn’t a man of many of words…especially during post-game interviews, but the scoop on the turf is he’s telling folks he plans to retire.
On Sunday night during the Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks running back dropped this tweet on his timeline adding more fuel to the rumors:
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) February 8, 2016
It may be official since Richard Sherman is already paying homage to his teammate/big homie:
Salute to my guy @MoneyLynch … It was an honor sharing the field with you.
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 8, 2016
Marshawn has laid the foundation for a lovely retirement. According to reports, the NFL star hasn’t spent a dime of his $49.7 million salary.
Via Yahoo! Finance:
Presumably, Lynch has been living the last nine years off of endorsements and other business ventures. Lynch is estimated to earn about $5 million per year through endorsement deals with Nike, Pepsi, Skittles, Progressive, and Activision, according to Forbes.
Lynch, the 12th pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, signed a modest — by today’s standards — five-year, $19 million rookie contract with the Buffalo Bills. He took home roughly $14 million from that contract, during which he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch really cashed in then, signing a four-year, $30 million extension with the Seahawks prior to the 2012 season, and he just finished the first year of a two-year, $24 million contract, bringing his career earnings on the field to $49.7 million.
While all signs point towards retirement…I will still wait for the official announcement.
Either way, I wish Beast Mode the best.
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