Marshawn Lynch officially is a member of the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders reported Wednesday they procured Lynch in an exchange with the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch and the Raiders prior consented to terms on an agreement that enables him to come out of retirement and play for his hometown team.
The only thing that was standing in the way of the trade was Lynch passing a physical for the Raiders, which he did on Wednesday morning, a source educated of the circumstance said.
The draft remuneration will be a swap recently round picks in 2018. Seattle gets Oakland’s fifth-round pick in return for Lynch and the Seahawks’ 6th round pick, as per the Raiders.
“Yes Lawd 12th man I’m thankful but [expletive] just got REAL I had hella fun in Seattle,” Lynch wrote on Twitter shortly before NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz saw him at the Raiders’ team facility Wednesday morning. “But I’m really from Oakland doe like really really really from Oakland doe… town dizziness breath on me.”
Lynch was slated to be in the Bay Area on Tuesday to meet with the Raiders, however, didn’t get his flight. He arrived Wednesday after coming back from a trek to Haiti, where he and previous Seahawks partners Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett have been visiting to help build schools and houses.
As is almost dependably the case with Lynch, nobody was celebrating until the arrangement was formally done. All gatherings included were careful about commending an arrangement until Lynch met with those necessary to complete a deal.
Lynch’s contract for the 2017 season will pay a $3 million base, with an opportunity to make $2 million increasingly on the off chance that he increases 1,000 yards. The maximum estimation of the agreement is $8.5 million. Why a swap of late-round picks in the future? A source said both groups didn’t need any instability encompassing the current year’s picks so near the begin of the draft. Lynch is likewise required – in the long run, yet not quickly – to document papers to unretire.
Lynch’s turn to Oakland tops off months of theory about his arrival. He met with the Raiders on April 5 and communicated his yearning to play for them. He revealed to them he just needs to play for the place where he grew up group in what added up to a recruiting visit.
“I think it would be awesome just to have him around,” quarterback Derek Carr told NFL Network’s Steve Wyche two weeks ago. “He’s a great teammate from everyone that I’ve talked to from the couple of Seahawks that we’ve had on our team. They love him.” Carr is going to discover what it resembles to play close by Beast Mode.