INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Seahawks are still in the dark when it comes to the future of running back Marshawn Lynch.
Seattle general manager John Schneider confirmed as much when he met with reporters at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday morning from Lucas Oil Stadium. Schneider said the team has yet to receive an indication of whether or not Lynch, who's under contract next season, will choose to retire or continue his career in the Pacific Northwest.
"Not yet," said Schneider. "I think everybody needs some time away, especially at that position and the way he runs the ball. A little time to hit the reset button. I talk to his people a bunch, his representatives. He knows we want him to play."
Schneider admitted it wouldn't shock him to see Lynch, who will turn 29 before the 2015 regular season kicks off, walk away from the game.
"Not really," Schneider said. "He's a guy that kind of just beats to his own drum. He does what he wants and 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."
With free agency starting in early March, Schneider said the club would "like to know soon" what Lynch's decision might be. As much as the Seahawks would love to have "Beast Mode" back, Schneider said scenarios are in place should Lynch decide to hang up his gold-bottomed cleats.
"We'd have to adjust, but we have to do that at every position," Schneider said. "We constantly have models and plans for what's coming and we'd just have to move forward with Plan B."