The Seattle Seahawks added 10 players in last week’s NFL Draft and not one of those players will be wearing Marshawn Lynch’s No. 24 in 2016.
General manager John Schneider confirmed on Monday that the team wouldn’t be giving out the jersey number.
“One of my last conversations with Marshawn was that nobody was going to wear No. 24 this year in the regular season,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Monday during an appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock and Salk Show.
Shortly after the NFL Draft concluded, wide reciever Doug Baldwin asked Pete Carroll via Twitter to make sure that no new Seattle Seahawks player sported Lynch’s No. 24:
We are thrilled with the new teammates. One condition. Nobody wears #24 for years to come.
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) April 30, 2016
Later on, Beast Mode approved:
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) May 1, 2016
Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement during the Super Bowl, but he has not yet officially filed his paperwork. Peter Carroll said Lynch is “fully committed to retiring”