Richard Sherman: Marshawn Lynch Might Come Out of Retirement for the Seahawks

Bryan Brandom
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Add Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman to the list of people who aren't totally buying the retirement of running back Marshawn Lynch.

Just under four months ago, the five-time Pro-Bowler offered a cryptic tweet that many had assumed stood for his retirement.

Now his teammate Sherman is expressing doubts regarding Lynch's retired status.

"I don't put anything past him," Sherman said at a youth football camp in Virginia. "He's about as predictable as a pair of dice. So I don't try to call his plays."

Sherman said regardless of whether Lynch plays, the team is preparing to compete without the running back in 2016.

"But it's obviously going to be different. We got a little sample of it last year," he continued. "We had to play without him for a good portion of the season. I think we're prepared for it in some aspects. But you never really want to be prepared for that. You would hope that he comes back. In the back of your mind, you hope he comes back and plays another year. But he doesn't owe us anything. He's given us everything. He's given the game everything we asked."

If Lynch doesn't return, Seattle will have no shortage of backs for quarterback Russell Wilson to hand the ball to. Thomas Rawls, 22, led the NFL in yards per carry in 2015, with 5.6. He made seven starts in place of an injured Lunch and finished the season with 906 yards from scrimmage. Christine Michael was also effective in limited action, rushing for 192 yards on 39 carries.

In addition to the returning Rawls and Michael, the Seahawks drafted three running backs in 2016: C.J. Prosise, Alex Collins, and Zac Brooks.

But just because they could have five running backs on their roster, don't think the Seahawks wouldn't welcome Lynch back if he wishes to return.

 

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