On Friday, Seahawks G.M. John Schneider said he believes running back Marshawn Lynch is leaning toward retirement. Marshawn has remained characteristically silent on the issue. His mother hasn’t.
Still not 30, Marshawn has mused about retirement for a couple of years. On past occasions, the Seahawks tried to persuade him to return, with a sweetening of the pot helping to get it done. This year, the Seahawks presumably want to unsweeten the pot, dumping his $11.5 million cap number and avoiding a $9 million base salary.