Retired NFL running back Marshawn Lynch might actually continue his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders. He met with Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider to ask for his release, according to Bleacher Report’s Jordan Schultz’s source.
Source: Marshawn Lynch met w/Pete Carroll+Schneider yesterday and asked to be released. Privately (w/friends) has been wearing #Raiders gear
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 17, 2017
ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson reported early on Friday that the Raiders were attempting to get Lynch to come out of retirement and play for them.
He retired after missing nine games during an injury riddled 2015 season. However, the Seahawks still own his playing rights. They can trade him to the Raiders or release him.
Lynch is a proud native of Oakland. He went to college in the Bay area at California, and still lives in the region.
With the Raiders posting a winning record for the first time in many years, it would be poetic if he signed with them. Running back Latavius Murray signed with the Minnesota Vikings, so there also is a need at that position.
Fans will probably never forgive the Raiders if they relocate to Las Vegas, but bringing back Lynch would at least allow everyone to have some fun as an era comes to an end.