You better watch out, you better not cry.
You better not pout, I’m telling you why.
Marshawn Lynch is coming to town.
It’s only December 23, but Seattle Seahawks fans might be getting a Christmas miracle.
According to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Lynch plans to travel to Seattle today, and a comeback with the Seahawks is likely to happen.
Marshawn Lynch and the #Seahawks are open to a reunion, and Lynch has told people he plans to travel to Seattle today to discuss it, sources tell me, @MikeGarafolo and @TomPelissero. #BeastMode could be back in Seattle.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 23, 2019
“This does in fact sound like it’s going to happen,” Rapoport said on the NFL Network, adding that Lynch visited the Seahawks facility recently to let them know he was ready to play if needed.
Well, it looks like they need him.
With Rashaad Penny already lost for the season, the Seahawks lost star running back Chris Carson as well as CJ Prosise in Sunday’s disappointing 27-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
That sprung Travis Homer into action, and it didn’t go well, with the rookie running for just 16 yards on five carries.
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Lynch, of course, would be a blast from the past. The 33-year-old helped Seattle win their only Super Bowl title five years ago.
The five-time Pro Bowler didn’t play in 2016, before returning with the Oakland Raiders in 2017 and 2018, but hasn’t played for anyone this year. Lynch appeared in just six games for the Raiders in 2018, running for 376 yards and three touchdowns on 90 carries.
Just how good Lynch can still be is anyone’s guess, but Seattle is desperate, so it’s obviously worth a shot.
The playoff-bound Seahawks have one game remaining in the regular season, a showdown against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. The winner of that game will claim the NFC West Division and possibly a first-round bye in the playoffs. The loser will have to play on the road in Wild Card Weekend.