If Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch decides to hang up his jersey after nine seasons, he will be retiring with some big bucks stashed away in his bank account.
According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Lynch hasn’t spent any of his NFL salary.
According to @RapSheet, Marshawn Lynch "hasn't spent a dime of his playing money."
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This would indicate that Lynch has banked roughly $50 million since being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2007, according to Spotrac.
Apparently, Lynch’s clothing line, along with multiple other endorsements (including Skittles) help keep the running back living in style. According to Larry Stone of the Seattle Times, Lynch just opened his first “Beast Mode” clothing store on Broadway in Oakland, Calif.
At the grand opening ceremony of Lynch’s retail store on Friday, he allowed his grandmother to cut the red ribbon. After she did, Lynch announced, per Stone, “We are officially open!”
With rumors swirling about as to whether Lynch will return to the Seahawks, play for another team or retire in 2016, it would appear the running back’s finances are in secure shape.
It is not unheard of for NFL players to find other ways to make money without touching their football salaries. Rob Gronkowski is another example of an NFL player who maintains his lifestyle strictly off of endorsements and other business ventures.
Whatever Lynch’s plans are for the future, we certainly haven’t seen or heard the last from him now that he has entered the retail world.