It looks like Marshawn Lynch, Beast Mode, is looking to set the NFL record for shortest retirement.
Back in February Lynch announced his retirement and many did not believe he was serious. In fact, even some of his teammates thought he was just trying to find a way out of the offseason workouts and the preseason.
Just three months ago, Seahawks corner Richard Sherman said he wouldn’t be surprised if Lynch returned at some point in 2016 and Seahawks general manager John Schneider also sounded unsure when he was asked in May if he thought Lynch would stay retired.
“I don’t put anything past him,” Sherman said in May. “He’s about as predictable as a pair of dice. So I don’t try to call his plays.”
Now six months later, it looks like they may have been right.
According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, Marshawn Lynch is currently mulling over a possible return to football.
“I’m told that he’s currently up in the air about a potential return,” Florio said during NBC’s NFL pregame show.
If Marshawn does decide to make a comeback, it likely won’t happen until later in the season.
“Keep an eye on Week 4 or Week 5 for the possibility of an unretirement,” Florio said.
If this is in fact true, the Seahawks are going to have to come to a quick decision about his status with the team, either welcome him back, trade him or cut him.
The Seahawks will kick off the season against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.