Raiders reportedly interested in acquiring Marshawn Lynch

In all seriousness, he would be probably be happy to carry the pads of Beast Mode.

The Oakland Raiders are said to be considering pursuing Seahawks legend Marshawn Lynch.

The Oakland Raiders were off to a hot start during last year’s National Football League season.

Reports said there has not yet been any communication between the Raiders and Seahawks about acquiring rights to Lynch.

Playing for his hometown Oakland Raiders could be an incentive for Lynch to return. But the five-time Pro Bowler also hails from Oakland and played college ball at Cal, so the Raiders would seem to be something of a natural fit.

Over his nine-year career, Lynch scored 74 touchdowns and ran for 9,112 yards. Would Lynch unretire if he were able to play for the Raiders? It is verboten for team employees to discuss other teams’ players, so that put the Raiders in a bit of an awkward spot.

He originally retired on February 7 of a year ago, the day of Super Bowl 50, when he took to Twitter with a two-fingered peace emoji and an image of cleats hanging up.

The downside is that Lynch will be 31 next month and his last season was marred by injury and ineffectiveness. Notice Earl Campbell isn’t on that list and I doubt Marshawn Lynch would be either. But the reality is he told me he’s done. The Raiders would be going back to their glory days with all the personality and swagger on the team.

According to, the Seahawks have no interest in cutting Lynch, but they would be willing to trade him “for the right price”.

One thing out of all this is absolutely certain: Lynch, and those who work with him, are hugely successful in keeping his name in the news.

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