Marshawn Lynch played his final down in the NFL last season, and is now apparently taking his signature No. 24 jersey with him into retirement.
The idea started when Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jon Baldwin tweeted out a plea to keep Lynch’s number temporarily retired Saturday night following the draft.
We are thrilled with the new teammates. One condition. Nobody wears #24 for years to come.
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) April 30, 2016
Lynch saw Balwin’s motion and threw his support behind it as well.
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) May 1, 2016
Seahawks general manager John Schneider made it official Monday during a radio appearance on Seattle ESPN affiliate 710 AM on the Brock and Salk show.
“One of my last conversations with Marshawn was that nobody was going to wear No. 24 this year in the regular season,” Schneider said. “I appreciate [Baldwin’s] input. I’m glad he wants to help distribute jersey numbers.”
Lynch still has yet to officially file with the league following his unique retirement announcement during the Super Bowl, but Head Coach Pete Carroll said Lynch has not wavered from his commitment to retire.