While the football world was busy wondering if it was watching Peyton Manning ride the Broncos defense off into the sunset of retirement, another All-Pro had people wondering if he was calling it quits, himself.

But rather than face the bombardment of questions that Manning faced in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl 50 and again after the Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10, Seahawks running back -- and notorious avoider of the media spotlight -- kept everyone guessing with this one simple, cryptic tweet:

✌🏿 pic.twitter.com/wesip4IhOR

— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) February 8, 2016

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So, did Marshawn Lynch really tweet out his retirement?

While than question remains at least not entirely answered, his teammates sure seemed convinced Beast Mode is hanging 'em up:

#ThankYouBeastMode https://t.co/kD4CvizhGT

— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) February 8, 2016

@Seahawks Thank you @MoneyLynch for a great career as a Seahawk. So many memorable runs and quakes! #BeastMode !

— Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) February 8, 2016

@MoneyLynch lol only beastmode would announce it like that! Man it was a great run one of the best teammates I ever had! #firstballot

— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) February 8, 2016

Honor playing with one of the best running backs of all time! Going to miss sharing the backfield with you 24... #BeastMode @MoneyLynch

— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) February 8, 2016

Salute to my guy @MoneyLynch ... It was an honor sharing the field with you.

— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) February 8, 2016

@MoneyLynch lol only beastmode would announce it like that! Man it was a great run one of the best teammates I ever had! #firstballot

— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) February 8, 2016

@MoneyLynch for President

— Russell Okung (@RussellOkung) February 8, 2016

Other players believe it, too.

Congrats to my brother @MoneyLynch on a great career!!!!

— Justin Tuck (@JustinTuck) February 8, 2016

GOAT way to retire from one of my favorite players EVER to play against. Inhuman strength and mentality. https://t.co/JiqliL9tkr

— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) February 8, 2016

My brother thank you for all you did for this game. Congrats on a great career and being the realest ever https://t.co/i7cwiYtJyM

— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) February 8, 2016

The media reacted, as well.

If that @MoneyLynch is indeed his retirement announcement in the middle of the Super Bowl, that's the most Marshawn Lynch thing ever.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 8, 2016

Amazing how similar the careers of Marshawn Lynch and HOF RB Earl Campbell turned out to be... pic.twitter.com/Fua5dAIYo9

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 8, 2016

It looks like Marshawn Lynch just announced his retirement on Twitter without saying a single word: https://t.co/R3yBAGNXY2

— Complex (@ComplexMag) February 8, 2016

Annnnnnnd, that's a career, folks. Say later to #Seahawks Marshawn Lynch. https://t.co/mtOnvCY8wa

— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) February 8, 2016

Some blamed Super Bowl 50 for Lynch's decision.

.@NFL this game is so bad it made Marshawn Lynch quit football

— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) February 8, 2016

I will always remember this game as the one that convinced Marshawn Lynch to retire.

— Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) February 8, 2016

And finally, mother knows best?