Raiders Finally Get Their Running Back, Marshawn Lynch, After Trade With Seahawks

April 27, 2017

By Reid McEvoy

 

Marshawn Lynch is officially a member of the Raiders, as he has come home to Oakland. The Raiders brought the running back out of retirement, via the Seattle Seahawks, to address a need after losing last year's top rusher, Latavius Murray, to the Minnesota Vikings. 

 

Lynch, when addressing his new fan base, seemingly avoided talking about the team's eventual move to Las Vegas in 2019, as that wouldn't be a homecoming any longer. But it's more likely he knows he'll re-retire before that season arrives.

 

The Seahawks and Raiders swapped late round compensatory picks, as well as Seattle giving Oakland their sixth round pick, and obviously Lynch, and getting back Oakland’s fifth rounder. I was shocked at how little the Seahawks got in return for Lynch, as even though he hasn’t been able to show if he’s still the Lynch we all know or not, I believe they definitely could have gotten more for such a powerful running back.

 

The Seahawks currently have a $5 million cap hit due to the trade, but depending on how they play their cards, they could end up eliminating the hit completely. But either way, a legacy has been reborn, and it will live on in Oakland ... for now.

 

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