I mean, Marshawn Lynch is the clear number one choice here, right? Who else has had so many memorable moments both on and off the field for the Seahawks in the last decade but one year? On the field, there is the Beast Quake run against the Saints in the playoffs. And then Beast Quake run number 2 against the Cardinals in the 2014 regular season.
But off the field, there were so many more memories. There is the press conference before the Super Bowl against the Patriots where Lynch just kept answering each question with, “I’m here so I won’t get fined.” Or the interview in the locker room after a Seahawks-Panthers game where he answered nearly every question with “I’m thankful.”
How many other players can you think of where if someone mentions a food product you immediately think of them. Skittles. Enough said.
But Lynch is also a smart person. He used the money from his salary to help turn it into his Beast Mode brand. Lynch isn’t afraid to share what he has with others either. Last November in Hawaii, Lynch handed out 200 free turkeys to families in need. And Lynch does these things often and without needing to draw attention to himself.
Lynch was a great football player for the Seahawks, including being one of the best running backs in team history. But he will always be beloved by 12s for his play and his personality. It says a lot about a person that even when watching him give press conferences where a player isn’t saying much that it feels like he is speaking volumes to 12s everywhere.