Seattle gets Oakland's fifth-round pick in exchange for the Raiders sixth-round pick in 2018, according to a report. While his hometown team has plans to move to Las Vegas, it will still be in Oakland for at least the 2017 season.
ESPN's Adam Schefter says Lynch is getting a two-year deal from the Raiders to come out of retirement. The running back's restructured contract with the Raiders will be a one-year deal, according to NFLN. He rushed for just 417 yards in his last season with the Seahawks, only playing seven games due to multiple injuries. The Raiders met with him early this month to gauge his interest and wanted to get a deal done before the draft. The Seahawks announced the trade via Twitter and the team website Wednesday afternoon.
The reason that since 1990 there have been just 11 seasons of 1,000 yards or more by running backs who were 31 or older go deeper than just age slowing down legs.
Once Lynch officially comes out of retirement, he'll be scheduled to make $9 million in base salary for the upcoming season.
Lynch migrating from the Seahawks to the Oakland Raiders in a trade has not yet ironed itself out yet. Oakland's young core had 94 combined career games, while Lynch has 127 on his own. A native of Oakland, Lynch's nine-year National Football League career split between Buffalo and Seattle, where he won his only Super Bowl.
Oakland, which lost former Pro Bowl running back Latavius Murray to the Vikings in free agency, has reportedly been impressed that Lynch appears to be in great shape. Second-year backs Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington are both smaller backs and are not as suited to short-yardage and goal-line situations.
From 2011-14, Lynch ran for 5,357 yards and 48 touchdowns. He joined the Seahawks in 2010, helping them win Super Bowl XLVIII four years later. He also caught 252 passes for 1,979 yards and nine touchdowns.