The Pro Bowl wide receiver has reportedly not given up on coming back and would like to return, but the team is well aware of the fact that they may have to move on without him as soon as the 2019 season. Seahawks general manager John Schneider was asked if Baldwin was officially done, in which he responded with "he's considering it, yeah." Head coach Pete Carroll sounded a little more optimistic, saying "we'll find out," and refused to say yes or no completely.
Baldwin struggled with injuries throughout the 2018 season, dealing with ailments to both knees, elbow, shoulder, groin, and hip. He did admit that he was on the "downside" of his career when asked about the injuries in December. That comment came just two days after he caught two touchdown passes in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers. His best game of the season came in a win over the Kansas City Chiefs, where he caught six passes for 126 yards and a score. His 618 receiving yards were the fewest in a season for him since 2012, where he didn't play a full 16-game season. Again, the retirement for Baldwin is not yet official, but it is not looking good for the productive wideout.