Sources have confirmed that former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, better known as Beast Mode, is planning on returning to the NFL. If he decides to comeback, then there's a good chance that he will play for the Seahawks again.
Sources claiming to be close to the athlete revealed that Lynch is currently considering returning to the NFL to become an active player once again. NFL fans might remember that in February of this year, during Super Bowl 50, Lynch announced his retirement from the league at 29 years old.
His announcement shocked sports fans especially the followers of the Seahawks primarily because he was at his prime when he decided to retire from professional football.
However, now that the 2016 NFL season has begun, it seems Beast Mode is starting to regret his decision. The athlete is reportedly mulling on a comeback.
The Seahawks still hold the rights to Lynch because after he left the league, he was placed on the reserve-retired list. If he goes through with the comeback, then the Seattle franchise will have the option to either retain him in the roster, cut him or trade him away to another team.
If the team decides to waive him after his return, then he will enter the league as a free agency.
Given his reputation and skill, which includes the ability to run down defenders and aggressively break tackles, the Seahawks will most likely keep him on the lineup. They certainly need an athlete like him to keep their offensive line strong.
But then again, since the idea of a comeback came from anonymous sources and not from Lynch, it is not yet clear if the athlete will really return to the NFL. As noted by his former teammate Michael Robinson, Lynch is currently busy with his charity work in different parts of the globe.
This is currently his passion, which according to Robinson, will most likely keep him out of the NFL.
"I called Beast Mode," he said. "Record this, everybody, please. Marshawn Lynch is retired. He told me from his own mouth. He said ‘Dude, I'm not going anywhere. I'm as busy as I've ever been.'"
"He's in Africa, he's in Australia, he's all over the world helping people," Robinson added.