Seahawks Consider Signing Retired RB Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch in 2016. Photo by John Green/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Running back Marshawn Lynch could attempt another Super Bowl run with Seattle Seahawks. Reports surfaced on Sunday that Lynch, who retired following the 2018 season, will have talks with Seahawks about a potential reunion in the coming days.

The news comes after Seahawks lost starter Chris Carson and backup C.J. Prosise to injuries in Sunday’s loss to Arizona Cardinals. Carson suffered a hip injury that could possibly rule him out for the season, while Prosise broke his arm and will definitely miss the remainder of 2019. Seattle was already without Rashaad Penny, who tore his ACL several weeks ago.

With a lack of quality RB free agents, Seahawks are forced to be creative in order to have a chance to make a deep playoff run. Lynch represents an interesting choice due to his familiarity with the coaching staff and the organization.

Marshawn Lynch played his best football in Seattle, being a Seahawk between 2010 and 2015, and making four Pro Bowls.  He also played a crucial role in helping the team win Super Bowl XLVIII.

Lynch spent the 2018 season with Oakland Raiders but managed to play only six games due to a groin injury. He finished the year with 376 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.

Seahawks are also expected to talk with free agent RB Robert Turbin, who started his NFL career with the franchise back in 2012. Turbin last played in NFL in November 2018, when he was with Indianapolis Colts.