Marshawn Lynch to join the Oakland Raiders

Marshawn Lynch is officially a member of the Oakland Raiders after the Seattle Seahawks agreed to a trade involving late round draft picks in the 2018 draft. Seattle gets Oakland’s fifth-round pick in exchange for Lynch and the Seahawks’ sixth-round pick.

After passing a physical the running back signed a two-year deal with a base of $9 million, with a max value of $16.5 million with incentives including if he rushes for 1,000 yards, and if the raiders make the playoffs. the Oakland native announced the signing via twitter stating “Yes Lawd 12th man I’m thankful but s— just got REAL I had hella fun in Seattle… But I’m really from Oakland doe like really really really from Oakland doe… town bizzness breath on me.”. Lynch last played in 2015 rushing for 417 yards and 3 touchdowns in only 7 games due to sports hernia surgery midway through the season.

He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft after playing college football at California, where he became the school’s second all-time career rusher. As a member of the Seattle Seahawks, he won his only Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos, he has 9,112 rushing yards and 74 rushing touchdowns for his career. Lynch was considered one of the best power backs in the league before he retired, having been named to four straight Pro Bowls from 2011-14.  Hr also had double digits in touchdown runs every season from 2011 to 2014 and his 51 TDs on the ground are still the most in the NFL since 2011, despite not playing for the entire 2016 season.

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