Marshawn Lynch Is Officially An Oakland Raider

The wait is over – Beast Mode is coming out of retirement.

As of this morning, the Oakland Raiders and Marshawn Lynch have reached a two-year deal according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The details of this deal have yet to be released.

It has been a full year since Lynch laced up for an NFL game and the last time he did so was for the Seattle Seahawks. The announcement of his retirement during super bowl 50 came as a surprise to everyone. While Lynch was getting old, he still had some very good years lefty in him and no one saw him cutting his career short this early.

Now, however, things have taken a turn for the better – both for Lynch and the Raiders. Once he passes a physical today, the Raiders are expected to finalize his contract.

The rumors of Lynch coming out of retirement were met with an influx of skepticism as he is known for being a very unpredictable character.

His hometown Oakland Raiders were favorites since the rumors surfaced, but he also expressed interest in other teams such as the New England Patriots.

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The factor that made this process much more difficult than simply coming out of retirement was Lynch’s unfulfilled contract in Seattle. Due to him retiring in the middle of his contract in Seattle, the Seahawks still have rights to him as a player. Thus, he could not simply come out of retirement and sign with any team he wanted. Instead, the team he would sign with would have to negotiate with the Seahawks. Essentially, this was more of a trade than signing a player coming out of retirement.

Due to the uniqueness of the situation, all the Raiders had to do was switch draft picks with the Seahawks from the fifth round to the sixth round. This is a matter of roughly 20-30 picks which is nothing in the NFL draft. Once the first and second round are over, the spots of picks carry much less importance. It is likely that whoever the Raiders decided to pick in the fifth round is still going to be available in the sixth round.

This is a huge add for the Oakland Raiders who had one of the best seasons in recent memory last year. They have a lot of potential going forward and adding Lynch will only help their cause.

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