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:

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:

Other players believe it, too.

The media reacted, as well.

Some blamed Super Bowl 50 for Lynch's decision.

And finally, mother knows best?