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Marshawn Lynch Has Shocking Take on Infamous Super Bowl Goal Line Play

Tyler Maher
Former Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has a shocking view on one of the defining moments of his career.
Former Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has a shocking view on one of the defining moments of his career. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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More than seven years later, the Seattle Seahawks are still haunted by the end of Super Bowl XLIX. With the Seahawks on the goal line and on the verge of winning their second straight championship, Russell Wilson inexplicably threw the ball rather than hand it off to Marshawn Lynch. The pass was picked off by the New England Patriots' Malcolm Butler, and the rest is history.

While everyone at the time was stunned that Seattle didn't give "Beast Mode" the ball, Lynch gave a different take on the defining play during his interview with former teammate Richard Sherman.

For Seahawks fans, it will be very surprising to hear Lynch say, "The biggest blessing in my life was them not giving me the rock."

Um, come again?

Lynch went on to explain that there were times in his career were he came up short on the goal line and "things didn't go right." While he doesn't directly say so, Lynch implies that he would have been incredibly disappointed and likely would have received a lot of criticism if he had failed in that situation.

The five-time Pro Bowler, who retired in 2019 after a 12-year NFL career, also noted that fans still often ask him why he didn't get the ball. In that sense, his shocking absence from the play has made him arguably even more famous considering how controversial the decision was (and continues to be).

Sherman, for his part, has continued to publicly troll Wilson during his unsuccessful stint with the Denver Broncos, proving that many Seahawks are still bitter about his devastating interception.

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