After months of rumors, Marshawn Lynch’s return seems evident.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport has reported that former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch is gearing up for his NFL return very soon. Lynch spent the 2016 season away from the game, but still having his name in the headlines for multiple charity events throughout the year.
A possible return has come across social media plenty of times, now it seems the 30-year old is very well returning to the game.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 14, 2017
Pending the two sides agreeing to a contract, Oakland must trade for Lynch’s rights from Seattle since the veteran still has two years left on his contract with Seattle. A possible trade between the two teams shouldn’t be the hardest part of the process, as the two General Managers of the teams have a good relationship and have worked together before in Green Bay.
“Beast Mode” started his career with the Buffalo Bills after being drafted 12th overall and spent three seasons in Buffalo until he was traded mid-season to Seattle in 2010. Later in his first season with Seattle, Lynch exploded in his first career playoff game, as he ran one of the greatest plays in history against the heavily-favored New Orleans Saints, now known as the “Beast-Quake”.
Lynch’s retirement came during Super Bowl 50 which came as a big surprise to many.
Fast forward to 2017 and the five-time Pro Bowler is seeking a return to his hometown team for his 10th season in the NFL.
Lynch will be 31 at the beginning of the 2017 season, but has shown himself on social media working out and continuously keeping up his body. The only question is how much “Beast Mode” has left in the tank after retiring right after the most injury-plauged season of his career.
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