It seems to be only a matter of time before veteran running back Marshawn Lynch is officially unretired and a member of the Oakland Raiders. Lynch and the Raiders have yet to come to terms on a deal, but all signs point to the two sides making it happen.
With so much talk of Lynch's imminent agreement with the Raiders, two-time Pro Bowler Derek Carr was asked about Oakland potentially bringing in the one-time Super Bowl champion. Carr said the following about the possible addition of Lynch, via NFL.com:
"I think it would be awesome just to have him around," Carr told NFL Network's Steve Wyche Monday in an interview which aired on Up To The Minute Live. "He's a great teammate from everyone that I've talked to from the couple of Seahawks that we've had on our team. They love him."
Carr clearly approves of the Raiders bringing in Lynch to bolster the running game. The star quarterback also reflected on conversations he's had with the veteran back and how he'd love to have him coming out of the backfield in Oakland, via NFL.com:
"In the short times that I've talked to him and texted with him, those things, just from being in the NFL and knowing him, I love the guy. I would love to play with him. But at the same time, I'm focused on the guys that we have here in this building."
Fortunately for the Raiders, Lynch will be welcomed with open arms if he does ultimately agree to a deal with the team and all the steps of the process to bring him in go smoothly.
Lynch would be an ideal addition to the Raiders backfield following the departure of Latavius Murray who recently signed with the Minnesota Vikings. Murray fills the void left by Adrian Peterson in Minnesota while Oakland continues searching for his replacement with Lynch seemingly being their top choice.