Written By: Colby Wonacott
Contributing Writer for Telegraph Local
Marshawn Lynch’s agent announced on Monday that Lynch has been signed by the Seattle Seahawks for the remainder of the season told by Adam Schefter.
Marshawn Lynch Career highlights:
Lynch was in Seattle on Monday to take a physical, he was pivotal in Seattle’s playoff run which led to them winning the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos. Selected to an impressive five pro bowls in six seasons with the Seahawks. Marshawn has come out of retirement once before to play with his beloved hometown the Oakland Raiders in 2017, 2018 before sitting out this season.
In an interview posted by Lynch’s personal Youtube page, “Beast Mode Productions.” Lynch was asked about a new opportunity and why he’d consider returning to Seattle?
“We got history there. We got unfinished business.”
Once Seattle’s starting RB Cris Carson suffered a season-ending hip fracture. Seattle was desperate for a boost at the running back position before facing San Francisco and their top-rated defense led by rookie phenom Nick Bosa. Seattle also signed running back Robert Turbin, who was selected by Seattle in the 4th round in 2012. Both players are expected to be major parts for the remainder of the season. According to pro-football reference, Turbin last played in 2018 with the Indianapolis Colts for only 2 games
Being interviewed by 710 ESPN Seattle., Seahawks head coach Pete Carrol talking about the future arrival of Marshawn Lynch.
“There’s a lot of history here that’s great history. There was nobody that ever amplified the kind of mentality and toughness that we like to play with, so if we get a chance to get the Beast back on the field, we’ll see how that works out.”
Last season, Lynch rushed for 376 yards, 3 touchdowns in 6 games with the Raiders.
Seattle’s Playoff Picture
After getting upset by sub-par Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks still have a chance of winning their division, and getting a 1st round bye. Here is the next sort of events that need to happen for that to happen:
The Saints to lose to the Panthers and the Packers to lose one of their final two. Instead, we’re looking at a team that could fall as far as No. 6 (if they lose to San Francisco).