Earlier this week, two-time Pro Bowler Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders was asked about the potential addition of Marshawn Lynch to his team. Carr raved about Lynch possibly coming to join him in Oakland and All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack shares the same sentiment.
Although Mack is solely focused on the Raiders the way they're currently constructed, the perennial Pro Bowler agrees that adding Lynch would be a great for the Oakland franchise, via Matt Kawahara of The Sacramento Bee:
“It’d be a great, great, great, great treat to have him on this side, the dark side,” Mack said of Lynch, who last played in the NFL with Seattle in 2015. “But we’re still focused on the now. Can’t really control what happens with that.”
Last week, it seemed inevitable that Lynch would join the Raiders. The veteran running back informed the franchise that he intended to un-retire, and the ball was set in motion.
Unfortunately, no deal has come to fruition, and there's reportedly many steps to the process which also include the Seattle Seahawks. A trade between the two teams may need to be worked out, or the Washington-based franchise could simply release him paving the way for him to sign with Oakland.
At this point, Lynch is not a Raider, and the window of opportunity may be closing if a deal doesn't get done soon. Oakland seems eager to bring him on to replace Latavius Murray who left the team for the Minnesota Vikings in NFL free agency but may not be willing to break the bank to do it.