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Marshawn Lynch Taking on Exciting New Gig After Football

Devon Platana
Former NFL RB Marshawn Lynch is taking on an exciting new gig following his football career.
Former NFL RB Marshawn Lynch is taking on an exciting new gig following his football career. / AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Marshawn Lynch was one of the most colorful personalities during his 12-year NFL career. From talking to the media so he won't get fined to his love for Skittles, there's no shortage of memorable off-field moments. Now that he's retired from the game, Lynch is ready to make even more memories in his new post-football gig.

It was revealed on Wednesday that Lynch will be joining Amazon's Thursday Night Football pregame show. The company's vice president of Global Sports Video, Marie Donoghue, made the announcement on the New York Post's “Marchand & Ourand Sports Media Podcast."

Marshawn Lynch Amazon TNF

Beginning this week, Lynch will be appearing in a weekly "three to four-minute" series called “‘N Yo’ City.” His first segment sees him joining kids for a game of football in Highland Park, IL before the Washington Commanders and Chicago Bears collide.

In Week 6, Lynch is slated to feed some alligators. Needless to say, this new series has the potential for the 36-year-old to add even more viral moments to his already impressive collection.

Some fans might find it strange that it's taken six weeks for Lynch to start his new job. The retired rusher was arrested for a DUI in Las Vegas back in August, however, Donoghue said that wasn't the reason behind the late start. Instead, she said Lynch had issues he had to work through first.

"We were already working with [Lynch]. We never walked away. We just worked through some things with him and we’re excited. We can’t wait for him to join."

Marie Donoghue on Marshawn Lynch

Assuming Lynch is in a good place, he should be a fantastic addition to the TNF experience. In addition to his fun personality, he also possesses a wealth of football knowledge after having a career where he racked up over 10,000 rushing yards and 85 touchdowns in 149 games while also making five Pro Bowls and winning a Super Bowl.

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