It took all but a year to make Marshawn Lynch come out of retirement. He couldn’t leave football alone, the game needed him. Especially his hometown team, the Oakland Raiders.
After signing a 2-year deal with the team right before they make a move for Las Vegas, BEASTMODE has been at OTA’s showing his burst of speed for his new teammates, drawing praise from his new head coach Jack Del Rio. The former Seattle Seahawks running back is glad to be back in Oaktown playing for his folks. He said he’s glad the people are riding with him and he can’t wait to show the kids that someone from the real Oakland can make it from their city.
So why did he sign with the Raiders, when it was all said and done? Them leaving.
“To play in Oakland is a dream come true, or something like that.
Being from Oakland, you always want to play at home and have the opportunity. Maybe them staying probably wouldn’t have been so big for me to want to come and play, but knowing that they were leaving and that a lot of kids won’t have the opportunity to see most of their idols in their hometown anymore.”
— Jack Del Rio (@coachdelrio) June 6, 2017
We’re excited to see what Lynch can bring on the field as he finds inspiration and new motivation to perform at peak level, as the young Raiders have enough pieces to contend in the playoffs. Can they be Super Bowl bound during Marshawn’s tenure?