Marshawn Lynch wants everyone to know that even though he's coming out of retirement to play for another team, he'll never forget the Seahawks or their fans.
The five-time Pro Bowl running back took out a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of the Seattle Times, thanking Seahawks owner Paul Allen and the team's "12s," the nickname for their enthusiastic fan base.
"Thank you Paul Allen. Thank you 12s," the ad reads. At the bottom, of course, is his trademark nickname, Beast Mode.
BEASTMODE.Paul Allen. Seattle 12s. Page A 18. SUNDAY Seattle Times. Today April 30.— Frank Blethen (@fblethen) April 30, 2017
All three classy acts . pic.twitter.com/57oGlOADQ0
Lynch initially retired after the 2015 season, but the Seahawks traded the 31-year-old Lynch earlier this week to his hometown team, the Oakland Raiders. There will undoubtedly be hard feelings in Oakland the next couple of seasons before the lame-duck Raiders move to their new home in Las Vegas, but having the popular Lynch around should ease some of the sting.