Marshawn Lynch is coming back to the NFL.
After a one-year hiatus from the NFL, Marshawn Lynch is back -- and with a new team. Lynch, a current Seattle Seahawk reportedly agreed to a contract with the Oakland Raiders. Now, Seattle still holds the rights to Lynch, who is still in contract with the team.
Rumors started to swirl this spring that Lynch wanted to come back to the NFL and play for his hometown Raiders. The Oakland native grew up a Raiders fan, and now his dreams of playing for the team look like they're about to come true.
According to Mike Silver of Sports Illustrated, Lynch and the Raiders agreed on a contract, but still need Seattle to complete a trade.
Lynch retired after a tumultuous 2015 season in which he missed nine games due to an abdomen injury. After a year away from the NFL, Lynch avoided the punishing hits a running back takes during their season — which means he can enter the 2017 season with a clean bill of health.
Beast Mode can finally get back to punishing NFL defensive backs, except this time he'll be in the AFC. Let's see what he can do against the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers.