The move kind of makes sense, but if Marshawn wasn't interested in continuing to play for the Seattle juggernaut, it's questionable whether he'll want to be a Raider.
Lynch, who attended Oakland Tech, has strong ties to his hometown and playing for the Raiders could influence his decision to come out of retirement, ESPN reported. The five-time Pro Bowler will turn 31 in April.
ESPN says Seattle could decide to release Lynch to allow him to sign with Oakland. This off-season could get much bigger for the Raiders, and Lynch could be involved in that happening. McKenzie and Seahawks general manager John Schneider have completed many trades together and have a good working relationship as they both worked together with the Green Bay Packers.
Lynch didn't play last season after announcing his retirement in February 2016. "He did not even play in the National Football League a year ago". "I'm done", Lynch told "60 Minutes Sports" in June. After missing just one game from 2010-14, he sat out nine games in 2015 with an abdominal injury that required surgery.
Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson entered free-agency for the first time in ten years of playing at a high level in the NFL.
One NFL personnel source believes it all starts with Lynch and his mindset.
Lynch is fourth all-time in rushing yards for the Seahawks with 6,347, having been acquired in a trade with Buffalo in October, 2010 and playing through the 2015 season before retiring.