Skip to comments.Seahawks Trade Marshawn Lynch To Raiders
Posted on 04/27/2017 8:55:45 AM PDT by Red Badger
After a year away from football, running back Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement to play for the Oakland Raiders. Because there were years remaining on the contract extension Lynch signed with Seattle two years ago, the Seahawks still controlled Lynchs rights, so to facilitate Lynch returning to play with his hometown team, the Raiders and Seahawks will swap picks in the 2018 draft, the Raiders announced. The Raiders will receive Lynch and a sixth-round draft choice in 2018 in exchange for Oaklands fifth-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Lynch, who the Seahawks acquired in a trade with Buffalo in 2010, became a star and a fan favorite in Seattle, rushing for 1,200 or more yards and double-digit touchdowns for four straight seasons from 2011 to 2014. Lynch, who has rushed for 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns in his career, earned Pro-Bowl honors in four of his six seasons with the Seahawks and was a first-team All-Pro in 2012 and second-team All-Pro in 2014.
More than stats or awards, what most defined Lynchs tenure in Seattle is the way he helped the team establish a physical identity in its early years under Pete Carroll and John Schneider. As a young Seahawks team was hitting its stride in 2012, Carroll said of Lynch: "I think he really is the key element to putting this thing together from the attitude perspective at least."
That Lynch wanted his return to happen in Oakland is hardly a surprise. An Oakland native who played his college football at the University of California in nearby Berkeley, Lynch has always had an incredibly strong bond with his hometown.
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Looking forward to a Cowboys/Raiders Super Bowl next year.
What did The Bills trade Lynch for?
Marshawn Lynch is a smart guy. He didn’t touch any of his football money, he lived of his endorsements. He was probably smart to get out when he did Also, he went to high school in the East Bay, so this is home for him .
He started three games for the Bills before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks on October 5 for two draft picks, a fourth-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and a conditional pick in the 2012 NFL Draft (which would become a 5th round pick).
> That’s all the Seahawks got for Lynch??? What a bunch of suckers. They should’ve gotten at least 5 Raiders draft picks.
Wow, the hawks have awful upper management.
A perfect fit.
=It fills a dream to play for his home town team. He’s always been loyal to east Bay and does a lot for the city and more so, for the at risk youth.
I say good for the Beast!
Now they are moving to Vegas..............
I am convinced that Seattle lost the Superbowl because they would rather lose than have Marshawn Lynch as the MVP.
Late in the game they had the ball, first down inside the five, and they did not hand the ball to Lynch, because that would have been his second touchdown of the game. They ran pass play after pass play, and failed to punch it in.
Lynch is going to be tanned, rested and ready. I feel sorry for whoever the Raiders play next year.
Does the 9th Circuit approve?
A bag of footballs and a couple of grams of coke.
Coach made a dumb-ass call.............
Cowboys...........Sun December 17 7:30 PM at Raiders..........
The Seahawks must figure that after a year’s layoff, and at his age, Lynch doesn’t have much value. Also, keep in mind that he was under contractual obligations, but not on the actual roster, and would never play for Seattle under any circumstances. For Lynch, it was Oakland or nothing.
I think it’s the other way round..............
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