Marshawn Lynch: Raiders or nothing for Marshawn Lynch

Phillip Butler
April 6, 2017

But the simpler way to do it would be for the Raiders and Seahawks to agree on some sort of compensation that would allow Lynch to join the Raiders immediately.

Davis said, via Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, that he was close to doing a deal with Oakland in 2013 with Colony Capital. The addition of Marshawn Lynch would instantly turn the Oakland Raiders into serious contenders for a Super Bowl run in 2017.

At the moment, it seems the Raiders' brass has a legitimate interest in bringing Lynch out of retirement to complement two electric running backs, who can run and catch out of the backfield in DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard.

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll met with Lynch, who hasn't played since early 2016, at the owner's meetings in March and said he's pondering the idea of a comeback.

Last month there was talk about Marshawn Lynch potentially coming out of retirement to sign with his hometown Raiders in Oakland.

Retired RB Marshawn Lynch did, in fact, tell #Raiders he intends to un-retire and play again, I'm told.

Derek Carr was easily one of the top MVP candidates last season before going out due to injury and the Raiders have one of the strongest offensive lines in the entire NFL. Most significantly, the Seahawks would either have to trade him or release him if they can't work out a deal with Oakland.

Interestingly, Schneider has gone through something of a similar situation before. We were never going to do that. "It just took him a little while every offseason to get prepared mentally to come back for the fall".

For one, Seattle still controls Lynch's rights should he choose to return to the NFL. It's a critical time for National Football League front offices. They send quarterback Matt Flynn to Oakland in 2013.

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