Legendary running back Marshawn Lynch has come out of retirement and signed a contract to play for the Seattle Seahawks for regular season week 17 and the postseason that follows.
Lynch, nicknamed "Beast Mode" for his explosive play and ability to overpower defenders, had retired following the 2018 season.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed the veteran back is returning to the team in an interview with ESPN Monday evening:
"He'll be flying in here this morning and we're going to give him a really good chance to come back and play for us. I'm fired up for it. He's got to get through hoops he has to jump through here, physical and stuff like that, but he's been working really hard. He's really excited about the chance to do something, helping out. I think it's... great if he can get out there and tote the ball for us. The circumstances rolled just at this time. He could have four, five games left in him. Maybe that's just what we need."
Lynch is also known for his idiosyncratic personality, at times bizarre behavior, and many colorful interviews.