Marshawn Lynch retired with the Seattle Seahawks just over a year ago. His retirement from the game will not last long after all. It will be just one season, it will be coming to an end in the future.
Lynch is prepared to return to the game. He will not be playing for the Seattle Seahawks this time around. Instead, he will be playing for a different team for the first time in years. He is expected to be putting on a Oakland Raiders uniform.
Rumors surfaced a month ago that he could potentially be coming out of retirement, but it turns out there is truth behind them. Lynch is set to make his comeback, and will be playing for the Raiders. There was one bump in the road before Lynch could head to the Raiders.
The Seahawks owned Lynch’s rights for the 2017 season. They have apparently been able to clear that up. One of two things that needed to happen in order for the Seahawks to lose their rights were that he would need to be released or traded.
The Raiders and Seahawks were just able to agree on a deal that will allow Lynch to play for Oakland, according to ESPN. Lynch did not agree a one year deal either It is reported that him and the Raiders agreed on a two-year contract.
He may be jumping back into football activities even sooner than expected. Lynch is already taking some concrete steps. On Wednesday he will be at Oakland’s training facility to take a physical. If Lynch passes the physical it will likely finalize the swap between the Seahawks and the Raiders.
Lynch will be playing for his hometown of Oakland. He may not get to play in Las Vegas with the team. Their move is not going to happen within the next two years, the Raiders team will be playing in Oakland for the next two seasons at the very least before making a move to Vegas.
Raiders current quarterback Dereck Carr is excited for Lynch’s arrival to the team. He had a few things to say, “He’s one heck of a football player, and I hope to play with him.” He then said that any NFL quarterback would want Lynch on their team. He added that as the team adds players, they will be brought in and treated as family, just as all their players are.
There may be few better options for the Raiders to put in their running back slot. They may be hoping he can provide them some ground game. Last season the Raiders were second place of the AFC West, capping off their year with a record of 12-4.
Can Marshawn Lynch provide stability in the running back slot for the Raiders? Will Lynch play the full next two seasons? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Commentary By Cody Macleod