As the Seahawks add a class of rookie players to this year’s team, receiver Doug Baldwin has a request: Don’t give anyone the No. 24, worn by running back Marshawn Lynch.
Baldwin took to Twitter on Saturday evening after the draft concluded with a tweet directed at coach Pete Carroll, saying Lynch’s number should remain his own.
“Dear @PeteCarroll,” Baldwin’s tweet began. “We are thrilled with the new teammates. One condition. Nobody wears #24 for years to come. Sincerely, The Players.”
Dear @PeteCarroll, We are thrilled with the new teammates. One condition. Nobody wears #24 for years to come. Sincerely, The Players—
Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) April 30, 2016
It’s unclear whether Baldwin means he thinks the Seahawks should retire Lynch’s number, or whether he thinks Lynch — who still hasn’t officially retired — might change his mind and return to the Seahawks. Either way, 24 is a jersey that no rookie should wear in Seattle.