After eight solid years in the NFL, fullback Michael Robinson is reportedly considering retiring from the league as a Seahawk.
As a free agent who has yet to be re-signed by his former Seattle team, Robinson has discussed leaving the league to pursue a career in sportscasting.
Back in April, he spoke with statecollege.com:
“There really isn’t a market for 31-year fullbacks headed into their ninth year in the league,” Robinson said. “Economically speaking, I understand that. I’m going to give myself a little time after the draft to let teams see how their rosters shake out. After seeing what happens, I’m probably going to call it a career.”
On Sunday, Robinson again said that he is considering ending his time in the NFL.
Robinson started his career as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. In four years in the Bay Area, Robinson played in all but two games.
He scored two touchdowns, both in his rookie year, but gained a reputation as a talented lead blocker, which became one of his mantra’s through his time in Seattle.
When he joined the Seahawks in 2010, he had a Beast to block for.
Marshawn Lynch was also beginning his first year his first year in Seattle and the two would work together to help build one of the most prolific run-first offenses in the league.
Behind Robinson’s lead, Lynch has developed into one of the best running back’s in the league.
And Robinson has been the first one to acknowledge Lynch’s accomplishments.
On Sunday, again speaking to Dybas, he said:
“The guy has been the face of this franchise since the day he stepped in that door — it’s been Beast Mode. Just from my knowledge of it, he has been the face of the franchise. Pete (Carroll), (general manager) John (Schneider), they’ve made no qualms about saying that.”
Always a hard-worker and class act, it would be sad to see Robinson retire.
His work ethic on the field and behind the camera will greatly be missed, but we will see what his decision is ultimately.
Seahawks fans surely wish Robinson the best.