ESPN reported that Oakland Raider’s running back Marshawn Lynch will not be playing in the 2019-2020 season. According to NBC Sports, Lynch is “physically capable” to play for his teams final season despite missing 10 games last season with a groin injury. However, the 33 year old have not yet confirmed publicly.
What We Know:
- Prior to Oakland, Lynch was drafted by the Buffalo Bills but then traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2010.
- Lynch retired the first time in 2015 after the Seahawks won the Super Bowl that year. He didn’t play in 2016 but returned in 2017 to play for his hometown team, the Oakland Raiders, before they leave for Las Vegas.
- NFL Insider, Adam Schefter wrote on twitter, “After two seasons playing for his hometown Oakland Raiders, Marshawn Lynch is not planning to play football again, league sources tell ESPN.”
- Both Oakland coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock, have publicly said they’d be open to doing a deal with Lynch. Oakland has shown signs of moving on and it’s likely that the team will draft a running back this weekend.
- Ian Rapoport said on Wednesday, “The raiders are planning for life without Marshawn Lynch in the 2019 season. No one has closed the door 100 percent, definitively, but they do in fact plan to replace him in the draft with a younger model, potentially, someone like Josh Jacobs in the first round.”
If Lynch decides to retire for good, he would leave a legacy. Throughout his career he had 2,441 rushes for 10,379. NBC Sports also reported that he made a total of 84 touchdowns, 391 receptions for 2,214 yards and nine touchdown’s.