PHOENIX, AZ – JANUARY 27: Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks addresses the media at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day Fueled by Gatorade inside U.S. Airways Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.

Lynch saw Balwin’s motion and threw his support behind it as well.

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.


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Ben is a recent graduate of Butler University where he served as Managing Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Butler Collegian. He currently resides in Indianapolis.