Marshawn Lynch Is Retiring From Football, Again

Lynch, 33, spent the last two seasons with the Oakland Raiders

Marshawn Lynch. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Marshawn Lynch. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
By Evan Bleier / April 24, 2019 11:42 am

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“Beast Mode” is being shut off permanently, we think.

For the second time, running back Marshawn Lynch is retiring from the NFL and professional football.

Lynch, who spent his first nine seasons with the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks before playing the last two years with the Oakland Raiders, previously announced he was retiring in February 2016 following an injury-plagued season by posting a photo of his cleats hanging from a telephone wire.

The 33-year-old back rushed for 10,379 yards and 84 touchdowns over the course of his 12-year career and added another 2,214 yards and nine touchdowns as a receiver.

A five-time Pro Bowler, Lynch helped lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl title in 2014

While he had plenty of signature plays over the course of his career, none have been more memorable than his “Beast Quake” run from the 2010 NFC wild-card game against the New Orleans Saints.

With Lynch gone, the Raiders will roll with some combination of Isaiah Crowell, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington at running back this season.

It’s also possible they draft a running back with Josh Jacobs out of Alabama being the top backfield prospect entering Thursday’s draft.

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