Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman would not be surprised if running back Marshawn Lynch came out of retirement to play this season, he said to Michael Robinson of NFL Network.
“I don’t put anything past him,” Sherman said. “He’s about as predictable as a pair of dice. So I don’t try to call his plays.
“But it’s obviously going to be different. We got a little sample of it last year. We had to play without him for a good portion of the season. I think we’re prepared for it in some aspects. But you never really want to be prepared for that. You would hope that he comes back. In the back of your mind, you hope he comes back and plays another year. But he doesn’t owe us anything. He's given us everything. He's given the game everything we asked.”
Lynch decided to step away from the game during Super Bowl 50, announcing his decision on Twitter. Seattle officially put the 30-year-old on the retired/reserve list earlier this month.
Over his nine-year NFL career, Lynch rushed for 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns. He was named to five Pro Bowl teams and helped the Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII.