SEATTLE – Seahawks general manager John Schneider says nobody will wear Marshawn Lynch’s No. 24 jersey in 2016.
The issue came up last weekend when wide receiver Doug Baldwin tweeted a welcome to new newly drafted, and free agent, rookies to the Seahawks. But Baldwin, indicating he was speaking for teammates, had one condition – No. 24 stays on the hanger.
We are thrilled with the new teammates. One condition. Nobody wears #24 for years to come.
Lynch tweeted his approval.
Schneider told 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock and Salk show Monday that it was already decided.
"One of my last conversations with Marshawn was that nobody was going to wear No. 24 this year in the regular season," Schneider said.
Lynch announced his retirement on Twitter during the Super Bowl, but has yet to file his paperwork. But Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reportedly says the team expects Lynch to do so soon.