The time of 'Beast Mode' may be no more.
Appearing on ESPN 710 on Friday, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said he's under the impression that Lynch is "leaning towards retirement."
Lynch contemplated retirement last offseason as well, but ended up signing a two-year, $24-million contract extension with the Seahawks in March. If he does retire, Lynch will owe the team $5 million in bonus money, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Lynch turns 30 this year and is coming off an injury-plagued season in which he was limited to seven games and averaged just 3.8 yards per carry - the second-lowest output of his career.
The veteran running back also counts $11.5 million against Seattle's salary cap in 2016, while rookie Thomas Rawls carries a cap hit of just $530,000.
John Schneider on ESPN Seattle on Marshawn Lynch: "I'm under the impression he is leaning towards retirement.''— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) January 22, 2016