It should not be a surprise that Lynch, who was not the biggest fan of the media, would announce his retirement this way: without the bright lights and on his own terms.
It has been rumored in recent weeks that the all-star running back would be calling it quits after this season. Throughout the last month, most of the echos of Lynch retiring grew louder. On Sunday, ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reported that Lynch was telling people that he planned to retire.
The Seahawks could have the replacement for Lynch already in-house as their undrafted rookie running back Thomas Rawls finished his season with 830 yards and a 5.6 yards per carry average. Even with a potential replacement, Lynch will surely be missed not only with the Seahawks but in the NFL.
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