ESPN Marshawn Lynch is set to come out of retirement after the Raiders and Seahawks agreed to a trade that allows the running back to play in Oakland, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Lynch and the Raiders have an agreement for a two-year contract in place, according to league sources, and he is at Oakland’s training facility Wednesday to take a physical. Assuming he passes, the Raiders and Seahawks are expected to finalize the swap that would send Lynch to his hometown of Oakland.
Marshawn Lynch is officially back, he has unretired, and he has been traded from the Seattle Seahawks to his hometown Oakland Raiders. The long rumored trade details are as follows, the Raiders get Marshawn Lynch and a sixth round pick (210 overall) while the Seattle Seahawks get a fifth round pick (168 overall). The Seahawks did not have a fifth round draft pick this year, due to offseason workout violations, so this trade gets them back into the fifth rounds. It’s unclear how much Marshawn Lynch has left in the tank, but he is apparently in incredible shape, and it has always been a dream of his to play for his favorite team.
Beast Mode is running wild in The Bay Area.
UPDATE: Here is Marshawn Lynch’s thank you to Seahawks fans, via Twitter, said as only Beast Mode himself could say it: