Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch may consider retirement


Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch may consider retirement

According to's Ian Rapoport, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch @MoneyLynch told two teammates last season that if the team won the Super Bowl, he would consider retirement. When asked to confirm whether or not it is really possible, a source told Rapoport, "I could see him walking away." Lynch is coming off three straight seasons with at least 1,200 rushing yards and 11 scores. He just turned 28 years old in April.

Fantasy Analysis:

This would be a big deal for both the NFL and fantasy football. One of the better backs of the last few years. He's on a popular, successful team. Lynch still has one or two good years left in the tank barring injury. It has been done before though. Guys like Barry Sanders, Robert Smith and more recently, Rashard Mendenhall all walked away from the game on their own terms. Lynch is scheduled to earn $10.5 million over the next two seasons with millions on the table in bonus money. If Lynch is no longer 'bout that action, the hype for RB Christine Michael @Cmike33 will be off the charts until Week 1.

Ian Rapoport via Twitter

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So if Lynch walks away from the game, where do you take Michael? I'm thinking that he's my RB 11 or 12 (he has a lot of talent but he's a little too likely to get hurt for my money). I'm I a little too high or too low on him?

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bradleykirksey 06/14/14 12:58 PM

Also I think that your site's filter blocked my comment the first time for "Lynch" but not the second time. Weird.

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bradleykirksey 06/14/14 12:59 PM

RB 11 or 12? Do you mean the 11th or 12th round? If Marshawn Lynch retires (which I seriously doubt he will, not with all that money on the table), Christine Michael immediately becomes a 5th round pick at the absolute worst, and would probably settle in around mid 3rd to early 4th round, which would be a steal given that his talent and the system he's in could lead him to produce low-end RB1 numbers. For realzies.
This is assuming that the Seahawks don't decide to go with a timeshare at RB between Michael and Robert Turbin. If they do that, I could still see Michael going in the 6th or 7th round.
But again, I don't see Marshawn going anywhere. Michael should be a handcuff taken in the 9th or 10th round.

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theCencei 06/14/14 11:18 PM

He's my 11th or 12 RB I take. Of course I didn't think about Turbin who's very good too, but OK. That's where I'll be looking for him then. Thanks!

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bradleykirksey 06/17/14 02:20 PM

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