Outside of Tony Romo’s future, one of the biggest headlines to follow this NFL offseason has been what former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is up to. Rumors of a possible return with the Oakland Raiders have been brewing, and now Lynch is now officially one step closer to a return to the NFL.
Lynch reportedly filed the necessary paperwork to be reinstated by the league, and the potential destination of Oakland seems to remain the objective. Ed Werder of ESPN reported, via Twitter, Lynch is hoping a former Seattle teammate joins him by the bay:
Source: Marshawn Lynch has begun NFL reinstatement process, hoping to play for #Raiders or could team with Richard Sherman if CB traded.
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) April 13, 2017
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 13, 2017
Well, that would certainly be something. The Raiders are coming off a very successful season that was nevertheless disappointing after they lost MVP-caliber quarterback Derek Carr prior to the playoffs. With a healthy Carr and a rejuvenated Lynch in the backfield, plus a potential addition of Sherman to the defensive secondary, the Raiders would be all in on making a championship run. Assuming Lynch is in game-shape, that is.
Sherman would have to be traded, but the rumor mill is suggesting that a trade sending Sherman somewhere could be in the works at some point as well. The Raiders would be just one of the teams that could benefit from the addition of the Pro-Bowl corner.