Less than a year ago, former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch did the unthinkable by coming out of retirement to sign on with the Seattle Seahawks, due in part to the season-ending injuries to Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny. He appeared in just one regular season game, but "Beast Mode" did have some gas left in the tank.

Once the new league year started, there was some momentum behind the Seahawks potentially working on a new deal to bring Lynch back to Seattle for 2020. That all turned out to be a pipe dream, however, as the team instead signed Carlos Hyde. The move effectively ended any shot that Lynch had of returning to the league.

And that's a shame.