Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim for a wide-ranging interview that touches on Lynch’s upbringing and NFL career, among other topics.
Lynch, who announced his retirement earlier this year, was one of the more colorful characters during his time in the NFL. While Lynch’s interview with Wertheim is filled with numerous interesting anecdotes, the verbal gems Lynch has already gifted us will stand the test of time.
Here are five of our favorite Marshawn Lynch quotes:
“I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”
The quote that launched Lynch into legendary talker status. Lynch kept it way too real with the media during his pre-Super Bowl availability. It’s now a rallying cry for bored people everywhere.
“I'm just ‘bout that action, boss.”
This is less of a quote and more of a guiding life philosophy.
“I’m gon’ get mine more than I get got.”
A warning for NFL defenders.
“I'm cool with my body, I love my body. I wouldn't trade it for no other body.”
Everyone should have feelings this positive about their own body image.
Marshawn Lynch describes his relationship with Skittles.
Wertheim’s full interview with Lynch will air on Tuesday’s episode of 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime.