By Michael Tunison
However NFL players receive sound financial advise for the future is a good thing, whether it's through the league itself, family members or their teammates, even if it's the more charismatic ones.
So of course it's a positive that Marshawn Lynch is doling out advice on contributing to a 401k account to his Seahawks teammates, as was revealed by rookie receiver/returner Tyler Lockett in a segment with Kenny Mayne on SportsCenter.
According to Lockett, Marshawn has been talking during practice about investments and other ways for teammates to keep their money right. Cue the Marshawn Lynch-Merrill Lynch jokes.
While that sort of fiscally conservative thinking might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Lynch, there's no reason that it shouldn't. Being laconic with the media doesn't mean he can't be smart with his money. After all, I can't think of any extravagant purchases he's made over the years except for a few fancy grills.
Mike Tunison is a freelance writer based in Alexandria, Va. He is the former editor of the popular NFL humor blog Kissing Suzy Kolber, for which he created a lifetime's supply of fabricated and wildly profane Philip Rivers dialogues. He is the author of the book "The Football Fan's Manifesto." You can follow him on Twitter at @xmasape.