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Are You Ready For Marshawn Lynch’s Return to the NFL?

They’re only murmurs, but they’re getting louder. Marshawn Lynch could be back in the NFL next season.

After abruptly retiring from the NFL following the 2015-2016 season, Lynch is reportedly involved in trade talks between the Seattle Seahawks and his hometown’s team, the Oakland Raiders. Despite Lynch’s ‘retired’ status, he hung up his cleats while in the middle of a multi-year contract, meaning the Seahawks still control the rights to him. So he can’t just choose what NFL team to join upon his return, but per reports from ESPN and Yahoo! last week, the Raiders are a real potential landing spot.

That would be one heck of a maneuver from Lynch, whose attachment to his native Oakland can’t be understated. Simultaneously, a roster spot has opened up in Oakland: the starting running back position. Latavius Murray, who had arguably his best season as a pro last year with the Raiders, signed a free agent contract with the Vikings last week. The chips are falling as they may, right into Lynch’s pocket.

The 5-time Pro Bowl running back’s unforeseen retirement from the NFL may have initially been a shock, but given the circumstance, it wasn’t a true surprise. Lynch had publicly voiced his discontent with the NFL’s policies for months–specifically when it came to the press–and he may have been undermined by his own coaching staff on the decisive final play of the 2015 Super Bowl, a last-second Seahawks loss to the Patriots. Up until he called it quits, Lynch was considered one of the league’s most iconic players, and became a pop culture fixation by way of his reluctant media sessions and obsession with Skittles.

The NFL is coming off a “down” year–save the Super Bowl–and a Marshawn Lynch return as a member of his hometown Raiders might be just what it needs. Besides, the NBA’s got the homecoming thing down pat.

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