Although the Buffalo Bills originally selected Lynch with the 12th-overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, most of his professional success has come as a member of the Seahawks. He spent his first three seasons in Buffalo, then landed in Seattle via a trade after the fourth game of his fourth season.
In Seattle, Lynch made four of his five career Pro Bowls and his only first-team All-Pro distinction. He won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks after the 2013 season and was a goal-line plunge away from winning a second ring the following year.
Lynch’s last season was the least productive year of his NFL career, but he still retired with 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns on the ground. Those figures rank 36th and 24th (three-way tie) on the all-time leaderboards, respectively.