5 reasons why Marshawn Lynch won’t retire

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Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs the football against New Orleans Saints strong safety Roman Harper (41) during the second half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

News broke on Thursday that Seattle’s star running back Marshawn Lynch is considering retiring from the NFL at the age of 28 and it’s catching everybody off guard.

It was certainly less surprising than when a report came out Wednesday saying Lynch was planning on sitting out of next week’s mandatory minicamp until he could renegotiate his contract.

Lynch is a Super Bowl champ with plenty of money in the bank playing a dangerous position in a violent league. Perhaps retiring isn’t too far away for Lynch, but here are five reasons why it won’t happen right now.