While you were crushing winter IPAs, charcuterie boards, and ham over the last couple of days, you may have missed the news that 33-year-old Seattle Seahawks legend Marshawn Lynch resigned with the team ahead of their upcoming playoff run.
Facing an injury crisis at the running back position, the Seahawks — who will be vying for the NFC West title in addition to the #1 overall NFC seed when they take on the San Fransisco 49ers this weekend — turned to two familiar faces to bail them out of a jam, as they not only added Beast Mode to the roster but re-signed former running back Robert Turbin as well.
On Monday, after traveling to Seattle to meet with the team, Lynch signed a one-year contract with the team that will see the former Super Bowl winner saddle back up with the Seahawks for their Week 17 game against their division rival 49ers in addition to whatever subsequent playoff games the team participates in.
And while Marshawn’s return to the gridiron means we get to see Beast Mode back on the field, perhaps more importantly, it means we get to hear Beast Mode off the field again, and that is truly a wonderful gift for football fans.
It didn’t take long for Beast Mode to remind fans that he’s one of the best soundbites in American sports, as his reasoning for why he came back to Seattle was about as Marshawn Lynch as it gets.
Naturally, Lynch was instantly in classic form, as he not only gave that Shakespearean explanation as to why he re-signed with Seattle but wished reporters a “merry new year” during his 12-second-long introductory press conference.