Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has played his last snap in the NFL, as Lynch's agent, Doug Hendrickson, confirmed his client's plans to retire this offseason, according to ABC News. Lynch used his Twitter account during Super Bowl 50 to post a picture of football cleats with a peace sign below to symbolize the end of his nine-year NFL career.
Lynch is currently 36th on the NFL's all-time rushing leader list, and has a strong case to become a future Pro Football Hall of Fame member. Lynch's numbers are very comparable with Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell, as they both scored 74 touchdowns, averaged 4.3 yards per carry, and are both very close in career yardage.
Lynch was a key part of Seahawks' 2013 Super Bowl-winning run, and helped bring the first Lombardi Trophy back to Seattle. Seahawks owner Paul Allen sent a message out to Lynch using his Twitter account thanking him for his great career in Seattle.
Allen wasn't the only one to reach out to Lynch after his announcement, as multiple players left messages for the future Hall of Famer, including quarterback Russell Wilson who wrote, "Honor playing with one of the best running backs all time! Going to miss sharing the backfield with you 24."
Lynch was the 12th pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2007 NFL Draft, and was traded to Seattle at the beginning of the 2010 regular season. The Seahawks running back, known as Beast Mode, would plow through defenders throughout his career, and rushed over 1,200 yards in four out of the five full seasons he was in Seattle