Is Marshawn Lynch Considering Coming Out Of Retirement?

The Oakland Raiders are considering making a strong push to acquire the retired Marshawn Lynch from the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch, 30, is reportedly still in good shape and has debated making a comeback to the gridiron. Suiting up for his hometown Raiders would be an added incentive to return to the NFL and a dream scenario for Beastmode, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.

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Lynch still has gas left in the tank, and the Raiders have a gaping hole at the running back position with Latavius Murray replacing Adrian Peterson in Minnesota. AP also remains an option for the up and coming Raider backfield. ESPN sources report a Lynch and Oakland reunion “could really happen.”

Raiders radio announcer Greg Papa hinted at the team bringing in a retired running back on his show Thursday (March 16). “They are talking to a certain running back,” Papa said, according to the San Jose Mercury News. “I’ll have to hold this for tomorrow. He did not even play in the NFL last year.”

Compensation is the next hurdle for the two organizations. The Raiders would be hesitant to give Seattle a draft pick for a retired player who is due $9 million next season. Their best option would be to have the Seahawks grant Lynch his release to have him negotiate a new contract with Oakland. The Seahawks signed their Lynch replacement Tuesday (March 14), bringing in former Green Bay Packer, Eddie Lacy on a one year deal.

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Come back Beastmode, the NFL isn’t the same without you!