Seahawks G.M. John Schneider joined Wednesday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio for a wide-ranging discussion that touched on a variety of topics (then again, that’s sort of implied within the “wide-ranging” label).
Among other things (again, “wide-ranging), the discussion addressed whether retired running back Marshawn Lynch is indeed done with football.
“It seems like it,” Schneider said. “I haven’t seen a lot of guys that are riding camels and stuff. NFL players around the desert, I haven’t seen a lot of that. But he’s been thinking about this for a while, obviously, so I think he’s very much at peace with it.”
Schneider then offered his own views on why Lynch, who only recently turned 30, decided to walk away.
“Marshawn’s one of those guys,” Schneider said. “He’s his own man, and I think it was just one of those deals where he was, and this is my opinion — this doesn’t come from him. This is just a guy, his running style is just so reckless and he gives it all every time he carries it. So I think at some point that takes a little bit of a toll and he had the injury this year and really, truly it’s been his first big injury. To see him try to come back from that and everything I think that’s probably a little bit of an eye opener as well and that’s not him speaking, that’s my personal opinion.”
But Lynch is notoriously unpredictable. Coming on Thursday morning’s PFT Live, we’ll be sharing some information that will underscore this reality, as it relates to Lynch and his possible football future.
That’s called a tease. And I buried it at the bottom for those of you who managed to get through the first five paragraphs. Here’s one more: Tune in tomorrow morning at the start of the 7:00 a.m. ET hour to hear exactly what I’m referring to.
For the full Schneider interview, click the thing in the thing below.