Bonta Hill, co-host of The Afternoon Delight, broke the news on The Oakland Raiders’ flagship station 95.7 “The Game” that Marshawn Lynch has informed the Raiders that he’s coming back. The NFL’s Ian Rapoport also confirmed that Lynch has been in contact with the team via his Twitter account today.
Coming on the heels of the relocation vote, Lynch in Silver and Black and a number No. 24 jersey alone could put butts in the seats of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
In what has been a widely contested rumor, we finally have the larger pieces of the puzzle. Now we know Lynch is ready to “be about that action” once more. Taking a year off to let his body heal up has presented Lynch with an opportunity of a lifetime.
Acting rather magnanimously, Seahawks general manager John Schneider has all but given his blessing. A $9 million dollar cap hit against his minimal cap space probably made the decision a little easier to stomach.
“Beast Mode” to the Raiders was started weeks ago and it set the internet and social media ablaze. One major hurdle remains in returning Lynch to his native Oakland. Gaining the approval of head coach Jack Del Rio, given the circumstances that may just be a mere formality. At this point, Raiders fans can begin celebrating, let’s go!
On Marshawn Lynch: My understanding is that meeting with Jack Del Rio is the final hurdle. If the #Raiders coach signs off, dominoes fall.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 5, 2017