Marshawn Lynch applied for reinstatement a couple of days ago, so now the Oakland Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks are working a trade in order to send the superstar and polarizing running back to his native Oakland according to Ian Rapport of NFL Network via his Twitter account.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 13, 2017
I previously pointed out that the Raiders don’t need Lynch in order to strive since they already have the foundation to do so. However, Lynch would bring even more excitement and energy to the team and more importantly, the city of Oakland.
Furthermore, if and when Lynch joins the Raiders, a trade was and is the most rational choice. With a cap hit of $9 million and cap space of $10.7 million, the Seahawks are not in the position to absorb Lynch’s salary nor release him.
Bringing Lynch to the Raiders is not a must, but it would certainly be a good development for the team and fans alike. A development that is one step closer to reality as reported earlier by Mario Tovar of RaiderRamble.com today.