Marshawn Lynch was in full-on Beast Mode on Thursday night against the Eagles and a shot of him on the sideline revealed a possible secret for his success.
Cameras found Lynch snacking on Skittles after his remarkable 15-yard touchdown run through a pile of Eagles in the first quarter. Tasting the rainbow seemed to agree with Lynch, because he busted out a 40-yard score a few minutes later to continue the hottest streak of his career. Lynch has now run for more than 100 yards in four of the last five games and went for 148 against the Eagles.
If Skittles are to thank for Lynch’s burst, the Seahawks will have little to worry about for the next two years. Darren Rovell of CNBC reported Friday that the company is giving Lynch a 24-month supply of the candy and a dispenser to put in his locker so that he has no trouble finding a place to keep them. With 5.9 million people watching the Seahawks victory, the exposure Lynch offered the candy was worth much more than that.
Lynch has long been a fan of Skittles and usually relies on his mom for a bag before each game. Mom will be free to do other things now that Lynch’s candy choice has gone national.