Marshawn Lynch hasn’t ruled out a return to the gridiron this season.
The former Seattle Seahawks running back told Conan O’ Brien Wednesday that teams have acquired about his availability and he’d be open to another run, but under one condition: Beast Mode wants to join a Super Bowl contender.
“If the situation is right then it could happen,” Lynch said. “I’ve been asked the question by a couple teams here recently. Like, ‘Are you ready?’ I’m ready if y’all are Super Bowl ready. That’s what it would take me to come out and play again. it would have to be a guaranteed Super Bowl game for me.”
The 34-year-old came off the couch to sign with the Seahawks in 2019 after Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise and Rashaad Penny suffered season-ending injuries. Lynch played one regular-season game, rushing for 34 yards and one touchdown in the Seahawks finale vs. the San Francisco 49ers. He also rushed for 33 yards and three touchdowns as Seattle played Philadelphia and Green Bay in the NFL playoffs.
Lynch told ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt in May that his agent was in talks with the Seahawks for a possible return.
“Well, it’s almost on that ‘expect the unexpected,’” Lynch said. “But just as far as right now, what I do know is, Imma keep it solid. My agent [Doug Hendrickson] has been in talks with Seattle, so like I said, we’ll see what happens. If it works out and I get back up there, it is what it is. And if not, s---, I’m lookin’ good. So I ain’t really trippin’ too much.”
It’s quite possible Lynch could be throwing Skittles in the end zone for the Seahawks once again.
At 8-4, Seattle is looking to make another deep playoff run. After the Rams 24-3 win over the Patriots on Thursday night, the Seahawks now trail the Rams for the NFC West crown. Seattle needs any help it can get to reclaim the West throne and become perennial contenders for a Super Bowl once again.