'Very good chance' Marshawn Lynch ends retirement
- Author: Jack Replman Mar 18, 2017,
Mar 18, 2017, 0:54
But the five-time Pro Bowler also hails from Oakland and played college ball at Cal, so the Raiders would seem to be something of a natural fit.
The Seahawks still control Lynch's rights, so the Raiders would have to swing a trade if they can't convince Seattle to release him.
According to ESPN, the Raiders are "strongly considering the acquisition" of Lynch, who has a "Beast Mode" apparel store in Oakland, where he was born and raised.
He will turn 31 on April 22.
A source told Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk that there is a "very good chance" that Lynch will end his retirement after one year.
The Raiders might be calling Lynch's bluff.
To make that happen, though, the Raiders would meed the cooperation of the Seahawks, who control Lynch's rights after placing him on the reserve/retired list in May, 2016 when Lynch had two years left on his contract.
Overall though, while most of us would enjoy the opportunity to see the 2007 12th overall draft pick play again, the odds are still against him returning.
If he stays retired, Lynch will finish his nine-year National Football League career with 9,112 rushing yards and 74 touchdowns in 127 games, and another 1,979 receiving yards and nine TDs. The sports network says both of Oakland's general managers have a long-standing relationship because they worked together in the Packer's front office. That would allow Oakland to sign Lynch, should he decide to return to the NFL.
Lynch, like many of us, realized just how bad this trailer was and decided against releasing the film.