Marshawn Lynch sure knows how to score a memorable touchdown, even during the off-season.
The Seattle Seahawks star running back dropped by Conan O’Brien’s TBS talk show Monday night to share some thoughts on repeatedly getting fined for lewd gestures, his feeling on not getting the ball during the final play of Super Bowl XLIX and his retirement consideration.
But it was what Lynch did at the end of the interview that got the biggest reaction from the crowd, and then social media.
Lynch, known for his relentless “Beast Mode” running style when he has the ball, scored a “touchdown” in the studio by doing his infamous lewd gesture while jumping backward into a massive tub of Skittles, his favorite candy.
O’Brien arranged the whole stunt. It seemed Lynch, who was a little hesitant at first, really enjoyed mixing his favorite game with his favorite candy.
During the interview portion, Lynch told O’Brien he considered hanging up the cleats after last season.
“In this game, at this running back position, you don’t go that long,” Lynch said. “But, I mean, they put [$12 million] in front of you for a year, you start to think, ‘yeah, maybe I can do this again.’ ”
Lynch signed a two-year contract extension with Seattle in March, keeping him with the Seahawks through the 2017 season.
O’Brien also asked Lynch about his feelings concerning the final play in the Super Bowl when practically everyone, including Lynch, believed he would be getting the ball to score a likely touchdown. It didn’t work out that way, and the New England Patriots won, 28-24.
“I play a team sport, and at the end of the day, I can’t be mad at the situation,” he said. “So, I mean I am good with it, though, to be honest.”