Update: Lynch's agent confirmed with the Associated Press on Monday that the running back intends to retire, Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Every leak over the last two days has pointed to Lynch calling it a career, from Adam Schefter of ESPN stating Sunday that the RB has shared his thought process with teammates, Lynch himself tweeting a 'peace' emoji and a picture of green cleats hanging from a nail during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50, and the Seahawks' official site acknowledging the announcement shortly thereafter. The comments from Lynch's agent appear to be the cherry on top of the sundae, but the media-shy enigma will likely hold a press conference at some point to clear the final hurdle to retirement.
Lynch may be ''leaning toward retirement,'' general manager John Schneider said in a pair of radio interviews.
Schneider said in separate interviews with KIRO-AM and KJR-AM on Friday that he believes Lynch is leaning toward ending his career. But Schneider cautioned that with Lynch ''you never really know.'' Lynch is coming off an injury-filled season during which he was limited to just seven regular-season games. Lynch's contract for 2016 is for $11.5 million. Schneider says if Lynch were to return his contract would require adjustments.