Seattle Seahawks fans have been dealt a blow after it was revealed that Marshawn Lynch's future is even more cloudy than first thought.
It has previously been reported that Lynch could retire this offseason after becoming somewhat disillusioned with football.
Lynch has previously tried to get Seattle to come to the table with a long-term deal for him, but although the Seahawks have begun to play ball with a speculated $10 million a year deal, it's has been reported that Lynch still doesn't know what he wants to do.
Worrying times for Seattle
Furthermore, the comments from Seattle's GM John Schneider should worry all Seahawks fans out there.
Schneider was speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday about the future of Lynch and his thoughts are not what Seattle fans will want to hear.
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"You know? Not really," he said Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine. "He's a guy that kind of beats to his own drum. He does what he wants. He would never let you know one way or the other. There's been a lot of great running backs that have just walked away. So I have no idea."
Schneider went further and suggested that the Seahawks would be dealt a dagger to the heart if Lynch did decide to retire this offseason.
"Around The NFL asked Schneider if Lynch does decide to retire how that will change the Seahawks' offense. His immediate response: "Bam. Wow," as if he'd been hit with a punch," NFL.com reported.
"We'll have to adjust, but we have to do that at every position, so we constantly have models and plans for what's coming," Schneider explained. "We'd just have to move forward with Plan B."
Is Lynch irreplaceable?
The big worry for Seahawks fans is the fact that not even Seattle's GM has any clue what Lynch actually wants to do.
This is a tricky position for Seattle because they will need to plan their life without Lynch sooner rather than later if he is indeed set to retire.
The terrible news for the Seahawks is the fact that the longer and longer this plays out the more likely Lynch is to retire. And should he retire, Lynch is simply irreplaceable in the short-term.