With running backs, Chris Carson and C.J Prosise suffering season-ending injuries the Seattle Seahawks turn to a familiar name Marshawn Lynch to return to the team he once played for. Lynch and the Seahawks agreed to a deal on Monday.
New/old Seahawks’ RB Marshawn Lynch signed a deal for this year only – the last regular-season game and the postseason, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 24, 2019
Lynch was in Seattle on Monday to meet with the team and to take a physical. He played for the Seahawks for six seasons from 2010 to 2015 and helped lead them to two Super Bowl appearances before retiring. In 2017 Lynch came out retirement to play two seasons for his home town team Oakland Raiders.
Pete Carroll said this about Lynch’s return, ” He’s had plenty of time to be working and get ready in case some came up, and I’m anxious to see him when we get him. There’s a lot of history here, great history. Thre was nobody that amplified the kind of mentality and toughness that we like to play with, so if we get a chance to get Beast back on the field, we’ll see how that works.”
In six seasons in Seattle, Lynch rushed for 6,347 yards and 57 touchdowns; he also averaged 4.4 yards per rush. Lynch added 158 receptions for1,309 yards with eight receiving touchdowns. The Oakland native was the driving force for the Seahawks offense while he was there.
With the Oakland Raiders, Lynch rushed for 1,267 and ten touchdowns in two seasons. He missed most of the 2018 season with a groin injury when he only played in six games.
In Lynch’s career, he has rushed for 10,379 rushing yards and 79 rushing touchdowns in 12seasons.
It will be interesting to see what Lynch has left in the tank and what he can bring to the Seattle offense. One thing we can count on is Lynch is going to play physical. But we have to see what kind of pounding he can take being away from the NFL for almost two years.