Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has indicated publicly and to the Seahawks organization that he will retire from football.
Lynch tweeted a peace-sign emoji and a photo of his cleats hanging up Sunday, a sign the running back would walk away from the game. There were reports Lynch would call it a career last week, and NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Lynch has indeed informed the Seahawks that he is retiring.
After rushing for over 1,000 yards in four straight seasons for the Seahawks, Lynch carried the ball just 111 times for 417 yards in 2015. He played in seven games while dealing with hamstring and abdominal injuries.
Lynch was a first-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2007 and joined Seattle via a mid-season trade in 2010. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman seemed to confirm Lynch’s retirement on Twitter.
A fan favorite in Seattle, Lynch made one of the most famous runs in playoff history during a Seahawks upset of the New Orleans Saints in January 2011. Lynch won a Super Bowl with Seattle after the 2013 season.
Lynch finishes his career with 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns.