Marshawn Lynch is 'leaning toward retirement,' says Seahawks GM John Schneider

SEATTLE - Marshawn Lynch’s days in the NFL could be over, Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Friday on 710 ESPN’s “Brock and Salk Show.”

Schneider said the team is going to give Lynch some breathing room.

“We’re gonna treat  him with as much respect as we possibly can here, and give him a little leeway to find his way in terms of what he wants to do,” he said. “I’m under the impression that he’s leaning toward retirement. “

Lynch missed the last six games of the season and the Seahawks’ first playoff game after undergoing abdominal surgery. He returned against the Carolina Panthers in the NFC divisional round, but was a non-factor after the Seahawks fell ln a deep hole early.