Marshawn Lynch confirmed rumours that he’s retired as Super Bowl 50 moved towards finishing tonight.
ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter had tweeted earlier on Sunday that the Seattle Seahawks running back was planning to call time on his career.
And that’s exactly what he’s going to do after sharing this picture on Twitter during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium:
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) February 8, 2016
Lynch ends his NFL career eight years after starting it with the Buffalo Bills in 2007.
And he leaves Seattle after a 10-6 season which saw them lose to the Carolina Panthers in the play-offs.
It was Lynch’s least-productive year too, managing to play just eight times and missing the majority of action through injury.
That said, he’ll still be remembered fondly as one of the best running backs in Seahawks history, rushing for well over a 1000 yards in his time in Seattle.
Richard Sherman was quick to pay tribute to his former team-mate after the news broke:
Salute to my guy @MoneyLynch … It was an honor sharing the field with you.
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 8, 2016
Seahawks fans – will you miss Lynch?