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Seattle Seahawks rumors: Marshawn Lynch to retire from Seahawks, NFL?

Marshawn Lynch could retire or ask for more money from the Seattle Seahawks soon.
Marshawn Lynch could retire or ask for more money from the Seattle Seahawks soon.
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Seattle Seahawks rumors now suggest Marshawn Lynch could retire from the NFL. This follows other Seahawks rumors that Lynch could hold out for more money this offseason. According to a report from Yahoo! Sports on Thursday night (June 12), the story actually dates all the way back to last season. Apparently he told two teammates that if the team were to win the Super Bowl he might choose to retire.

If the Seahawks were to lose their star running back, it would leave a huge hole in the current offense. The team doesn't really have someone to step in and fill a potential void, which in itself is something to alarm any fan of the team. Then there is the nugget of information stating that he has saved most of the money he has earned playing football, suggesting that he doesn't need to stay in the league in order to make more.

An Earlier report on a potential Marshawn Lynch holdout presented some shocking Seattle Seahawks rumors for sports analysts to talk about. That stemmed from the Pro Bowl running back reportedly having plans to miss the mandatory minicamp set for next week. The reason was suggested to be that he wants an extension on his current contract, which comes to a close at the end of the 2014 NFL season.

Last year, Lynch rushed for 1,257 yards and 12 touchdowns as he helped the Seahawks post the best record in the NFC. He is still just 28 years old and could have a lot of football left in front of him if he wants to. On the other hand, the potential is also there that he feels he has accomplished everything he needs to in the game. These assumptions, along with all of the other reports out there, are only really guesses at this point because he has remained silent this offseason about his future plans.