Tuesday is Marshawn Lynch’s 28th birthday, and his teammates are at a loss for just what to get a person who already has so much on his special day.
Tuesday is Marshawn Lynch’s 28th birthday. But when asked after the first workout in the Seahawks’ offseason program what they would get the team’s leading rusher if cost and circumstance were no object, the linebacker trio of Heath Farwell, K.J. Wright and Mike Morgan were drawing a series of blanks.
Finally, Farwell offered, “He’s got a Lamborghini. What else do you want? He’s got a Lamborghini. That pretty much says it all. You got a Lamborghini, what else do you need?”
Lynch is indeed one of those blessed individuals who already have been blessed with so many things in such a short amount of time.
Professionally, in February he added a Super Bowl championship to a resume that already included being a first-round draft choice (in 2007 by the Buffalo Bills); being voted to the Pro Bowl (in 2008 with the Bills and in 2011, 2012 and 2013 with the Seahawks); being selected All-Pro (in 2012); scoring touchdowns in the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl; rushing for a career-best 1,590 yards (in 2012); scoring a career-best 14 touchdowns (in 2013); and breaking a scoring run in the Seahawks’ 2010 wild-card playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints that will be considered one of the best in NFL history long after his career is history.
Financially, the Seahawks’ Beast Mode back is two seasons into the type of lucrative contract most players spend a career trying to secure.
Personally, the Oakland-born Lynch gives back through his Fam 1st Family Foundation that is dedicated to empowering youth, especially in the Bay Area.
So Farwell is right, what’s left to bestow on Lynch? He’ll have to settle for our best wishes for the best possible Beast Mode birthday.