Well, it looks like Marshawn Lynch is enjoying his retirement anyway.
Lynch, who owns possibly the most appropriate nickname in NFL history ('Beast Mode'), is down under to see his alma mater, California Golden Bears, take on Hawaii as US college football goes on tour in Australia this week and, while there, managed to find some time to head along to South Sydney to take in a Rabbitohs training session.
.@MoneyLynch became an honorary Rabbitoh today at Redfern Oval!https://t.co/U8F1WU5jmK#GoRabbitohs @CalAthleticshttps://t.co/mVa8iR01Dt
— South Sydney Rabbitohs 🐰 (@SSFCRABBITOHS) August 25, 2016
It's fair to say that Lynch has a steep learning curve ahead of him should he ever decide to trade his oval ball for the slightly bigger rugby league equivalent but, in true 'Beast Mode' fashion, he still managed to throw in his signature crotch grab after scoring something which we think was supposed to be a try.
TRY TIME! 👊🏻 Marshawn Lynch learning how to play Rugby League. @MoneyLynch #Beastmode #CollegeFootballSyd pic.twitter.com/GwZkG4418g
— College Football (@CFSydneyCup) August 25, 2016
And it's also probably fair to say that his tackling needs a bit of work as this was CLEARLY a high tackle on this unsuspecting reporter. Still though, A+ for effort.
7 News at 6pm: @MoneyLynch learns how 2 tackle at @SSFCRABBITOHS training. Tries his skills on reporter @PeterFegan7https://t.co/ytbCdY0Y2B
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) August 25, 2016