One of the most dominant running backs of his generation could be back in the NFL for this upcoming season.
According ESPN's Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson, the Oakland Raiders are "strongly considering" acquiring retired running back Marshawn Lynch from the Seattle Seahawks either by way of a trade or his release.
The Raiders currently have a glaring need in their offensive backfield following the departure of Latavius Murray via free agency. This could mean the Raiders could look to the five-time Pro Bowler to step in. Lynch, a proud Oakland native, is still just 30 years old. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, he's still in good shape and has considered the possibility of making a return.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, there is a "very good chance" that he chooses to unretire.
Lynch, who was a superstar during his time in the league, chose retirement after 10 NFL seasons only last year. Any acquisition would involve prying him away from the Seahawks, who still hold his rights.
Lynch played three-plus seasons with the Buffalo Bills upon being selected in the first round of the 2007 draft. His career took off following a 2010 trade to Seattle, and the legend of 'Beast Mode' was born.
Lynch amassed 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns in 127 regular season games before walking away at the end of the 2015 campaign.
Source: ProFootballTalk · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press