"One of my last conversations with Marshawn was that nobody was going to wear No. 24 this year in the regular season," Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Monday during an appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle's Brock and Salk show.
Shortly after the draft, wide receiver Doug Baldwin asked Pete Carroll via Twitter to make sure that none of the new players wore Lynch's number, and later, Lynch chimed in with his approval.
Dear @PeteCarroll,— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) April 30, 2016
We are thrilled with the new teammates. One condition. Nobody wears #24 for years to come.
"I appreciate [Baldwin's] input," Schneider said. "I'm glad he wants to help distribute jersey numbers."
Lynch announced his retirement during the Super Bowl, but he has not yet officially filed his paperwork. Carroll, however, has said Lynch is fully committed to retiring.
"We've planned for if we were going to get the papers before June 1 or after," Schneider said. "So we're good."