“Beast Mode” is showing love to Seattle and Microsoft’s co-founder as he prepares for NFL life in a new city.
Marshawn Lynch bought a full-page ad in tomorrow’s Sunday Seattle Times thanking Seahawks owner Paul Allen, as well as the “12s,” a salute to Seahawks fans that supported him during his six years in Seattle. The ad also includes a logo for Lynch’s Beast Mode apparel line, which opened up a storefront on Amazon last year.
BEASTMODE – what a class act. Full page message in tomorrow SUNDAY Seattle Times. Don't miss it. pic.twitter.com/jTVJhWSrYE
— Frank Blethen (@fblethen) April 29, 2017
It’s a nice gesture to Allen, who bought the team in 1996 and certainly seemed like a Beast Mode fan despite the tumultuous relationship the running back had with Seattle’s NFL franchise.
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) October 18, 2013
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) March 7, 2015
— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) February 8, 2016
Lynch hung up his cleats after the 2016 season but is coming out of retirement and will play for his hometown Oakland Raiders this season.