Marshawn Lynch “Beast Mode” is an American professional football player who has a net worth of approx $40 million. After playing collegiate football at the University of California, Berkeley, he was picked by the Buffalo Bills in the 2007 NFL Draft. With 17 100-yard rushing games, he now retains the Cal record.
|Full Name||Marshawn Terrell Lynch|
|Date of Birth||April 22, 1986 (35 Years Old)|
|Birth Place||Oakland, California|
|Height||5 Feet 11 Inch|
|Brothers||Davontee Lynch & David Lynch|
|Profession||American Football Player|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter & Instagram|
|Marshawn Lynch Net Worth||$40 Million|
Marshawn Lynch was born in Oakland, California on April 22, 1986. He started playing youth football in Oakland at a young age. Marshawn and his three older siblings were reared by his mother Delisa, who formerly held the Oakland Technical High School 200-meter track record. He eventually went on to attend Oakland Technical High School, where he excelled on the football field. Marshawn attended UC Berkeley after high school and majored in social welfare. He was a First Team All-American, First Team All-Pac-10, and Bowl MVP in college in 2006.
Marshawn declared in 2007 that he would forego his senior year at Berkeley to enter the NFL draft. The Buffalo Bills selected Marshawn Lynch with the 12th overall pick in the first round. His initial deal with Buffalo was worth $19 million over six years, plus a $3 million signing bonus. Lynch played for the Buffalo Bills from 2007 to 2010, before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks.
Marshawn Lynch rose to prominence as a member of the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch has earned the moniker “Beast Mode,” which Marshawn has used to characterize himself during games. Marshawn even registered the phrase “Beast Mode” as a trademark. On January 8, 2011, Lynch recorded a 67-yard touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints in his first career playoff game, breaking nine tackles. This run became known as the “Beast Quake” throughout the area. In 2011, he started 15 games and missed only one regular-season game due to back troubles.
In 2012, he agreed to a four-year, $31 million contract with Seattle. Lynch was named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster on January 24, 2012, to replace San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore. He started all 16 regular-season games that year, as well as the Seahawks’ two playoff games. He reportedly got a six-figure income from licensing “Beast Mode” in 2013, and he donated 100 percent of the revenues to charity.
On the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013, he was voted as the 24th best player in the league among his peers, with 98 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in Week 2 of the season. Lynch recorded a career-long 79-yard touchdown run against the Arizona Cardinals in week two of this season. The NFL penalized Lynch $11,050 four days later for his touchdown celebration, which included falling back, extending the ball behind his head, and grasping his groin. His celebration was deemed an “obscene gesture” by the league.
Lynch signed a two-year, $24 million contract deal in 2015. He made news on January 27, 2015, during Super Bowl XLIX Media Day, when he gave a five-minute press conference, only to answer every question with “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.” He has a history of refusing to speak to the media.
Lynch was a member of the Seattle Seahawks from 2010 to 2015, during which time he won a Super Bowl. He retired from the NFL but returned in 2017 to sign with the Oakland Raiders. In 2017, he signed a two-year contract with Oakland for $9 million with a cap of $16.5 million. Lynch was a Pro Bowler in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2013 and 2014, he led the NFL in rushing touchdowns. In 2012, he was named First-Team All-Pro, and in 2014, he was chosen Second-Team All-Pro.
Lynch returned to the NFL in 2019, signing with the Seahawks for a second stint alongside former teammate Robert Turbin during the final week of the regular season. He made his second appearance for the Seahawks on “NBC Sunday Night Football” in Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers. Lynch carried 12 times for 34 yards and a touchdown in the 26–21 defeat.
Lynch moved into the fourth position on the all-time postseason rushing touchdown chart with three more playoff touchdowns in the 2019-2020 NFL playoffs, tying him with Terrell Davis and John Riggins at #12. He was asked if he would be returning to the Seahawks for the 2020 season during a postgame interview on January 12, 2020. “We’ll see what happens,” he replied. Marshawn Lynch stated in a December 2020 interview with Conan O’Brien that clubs have expressed interest in him and that he is willing to sign with a Super Bowl contender.
Lynch also had an appearance in an episode of FX’s “The League” during its seventh season. In the season 4 episode “The Fugitive Part 1” of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” he portrayed a satire of himself. Lynch was cast in the third season of HBO’s drama “Westworld” in May of this year. In the year 2020, the show debuted.
In interviews, Lynch mentions his liking of Applebee’s and his teammates’ joke that he likes chain eateries. He is also well-known for his active participation in the community. In 2013, he was included in Red Bull’s “Athletes Give Back” campaign for organizing a successful food drive in his community.
For his friendliness and generous personality, he is universally loved and revered by his teammates.
Lynch was regularly seen nibbling on Skittles during games, a habit that began when he was in high school and led to a 2014 contract with Skittles. In addition to personal remuneration, the deal stated that for each touchdown he scored in Super Bowl XLVIII, $10,000 would be donated to his Fam First Foundation. When he was caught eating Skittles during a nationally televised game in 2011, the Mars corporation awarded him a two-year supply of the candy as well as a special dispenser for his locker.