Marshawn ‘Beast Mode’ Lynch indiscreetly sparked rumours of a return to NFL on Twitter months ago and those rumours have now been confirmed.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has stated lynch is getting a two-year deal from the Raiders to come out of retirement.
Marshawn Lynch is getting a two-year deal from the Raiders, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2017
This comes after the Seahawks and Raiders agreed to compensation in order to make a trade happen between the two sides.
However Lynch will still have to pass a physical test and go through necessary paperwork to come out of retirement and officially sign with the Raiders.
Speculation began in February when Lynch made a mysterious post on Twitter of a picture of cleats hanging on a wire with just an Emoji. ✌🏾
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) February 8, 2016
We all know he is a man of few words, but this was enough to have fans circling the idea. It looked like a deal between Lynch and the Raiders was going to happen just last week but Lynch’s agent squashed all rumours.
Lynch himself has also confirmed the deal, returning to Twitter, saying Oakland is his real home and “it’s time”.
It's time. pic.twitter.com/sgIQgZlkVM
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) April 26, 2017
Bringing Lynch back to the field and to Oakland will hopefully be a good move for the Raiders before they move to Las Vegas in a few years.