After seemingly laying low for a while, beloved former NFL running back and apparent modern-day renaissance Marshawn Lunch has been popping up again recently.
Not only does he have a scene-stealing role in the hit comedy Bottoms, but he was also featured in a new edition of his ‘N ‘Yo City series on the first Prime Video-hosted Thursday Night Football game of the season.
In the latest ‘N ‘Yo City segment — which will be featured on Prime Video’s NFL broadcasts throughout the year — the former Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, and Oakland Raiders running back went through the daily routine of a Pennsylvania Amish person.
One exchange in particular perfectly epitomizes Lynch, as he joking calls out the Amish for using an electric lamp because “it’s wireless.”
“Y’all Amish people think y’all slick, man.”
Marshawn Lynch learned how to milk a cow 😅 pic.twitter.com/7MxL9MTU8s
— NFL on Prime Video (@NFLonPrime) September 15, 2023
The entire segment immediately went viral on social media, with the likes of Mina Kimes arguing that Lynch might be one of the most naturally charismatic people in recent memory. Similarly, someone else pointed out how ironic it is that he spent virtually his entire NFL career refusing to speak to the media, only to unveil his insane charisma after leaving the sport behind.
One of the most naturally charismatic people in our lifetime tbqh https://t.co/XyLYoNBaBB
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) September 15, 2023
Lynch has certainly been leaning into his charisma in recent years, as he’s made appearances in shows such as Running Wild with Bear Grylls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Westworld, Bar Rescue, Murderville, The Great American Baking Show, and films such as 80 for Brady and Bottoms.
In Bottoms, which is being hailed as one of the best comedies of the year, Lynch plays a gym teacher going through a divorce named Mr. G, who serves as something of a mentor to the lead characters played by Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri.
The 37-year-old Lynch retired from the NFL following the 2019 season. Over the course of his career, after being drafted out of the University of California in the 1st round of the 2007 NFL Draft, Lynch racked up 2,453 regular-season carries, 10,413 yards, and 85 touchdowns. Lynch also won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks in 2013.