Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch might be following in the footsteps of free agent QB Colin Kaepernick. Lynch sat during the national anthem before the Raiders played the Cardinals in preseason action on Saturday night.
Lynch suited up, but did not play against Arizona.
You wonder what the backlash will be against Lynch. Many feel Kaepernick has not been signed because he knelt during the national anthem all last season.
Marshawn Lynch came out of retirement and went home to Oakland to play with the Raiders. Does he still got it? Well, judge for yourself?
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio posted a video clip on Twitter of Lynch today. Raiders are doing their OTAs this week.
Take a look:
It’s official! Marshawn Lynch has ended his retirement, and was traded by the Seahawks to the Raiders. According to Jordan Schultz, the five-time Pro Bowler signed a two-year, 9 million dollar deal with Oakland. The Raiders gave Seattle a fifth-round pick in 2018. Oakland will receive Lynch, and a 2018 sixth-round pick.
Lynch made the announcement via Twitter:
According to NFL Network’s Mike Silver, RB Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms. However, they’re reports that the deal is not done.
We’ll see how this plays out.
Marshawn Lynch might be coming back after all. According to Pat McAfee, Lynch, 30, was at the Raiders’ practice facility today talking about a possible return. At this point, Lynch is property of the Seahawks, so that part has to be figured out.
All signs point to a Lynch return!
Over the past week, there has been some talk about the possible return of former Seahawks’ RB Marshawn Lynch. One team that was reportedly interested was Lynch’s hometown team the Oakland Raiders. Lynch’s agent Doug Hendrickson told KNBR in San Francisco that nothing would surprise him with Lynch:
“He’s one of the most unique guys I’ve ever been with in my life. Marshawn, it wouldn’t shock me in three days if he says, ‘Hey, I want to play.’ It wouldn’t shock me if he says, ‘Nah, I don’t know where this came from. I don’t want to play.”
Also, Hendrickson discussed Lynch’s financial situation:
“He doesn’t spend any of the money he’s made. He’s got a lot of money.”
Hendrickson did add that Lynch misses football.
We’ll see what the future holds for Lynch!
According to reports, the Oakland Raiders are thinking about trying to acquire retired RB Marshawn Lynch. Lynch, 30, who retired after the 2015 season, is the property of the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks could either release Lynch and let him negotiate with the Raiders, or the Raiders and Seahawks can work out a trade.
Lynch will be 31 in April; he has not played in over a year. Lynch took a pounding throughout his nine-year career. “Beast Mode” played in only seven games in 2015. If Lynch is interested, and the Raiders can get him at a good price tag, why not give him a chance. For Lynch, who is from Oakland, it would be an opportunity to play in front of his hometown fans.
If I was Lynch, and I don’t know his financial situation, I would stay far away from football. I think his body was telling him enough is enough in 2015, and when your body speaks, you better listen!
Don’t do it Marshawn!!