Marshawn Lynch retired from the NFL two years ago and left a Seattle Seahawks team that was consistently competing for a Super Bowl title. However, according to Bleacher Report, Marshawn Lynch is considering coming out of retirement if it could mean playing for his hometown Oakland Raiders. Interestingly, if Lynch chose to return, there would be little the Seahawks could do about it.

Marshawn Lynch's NFL career

The big reason that the Seattle Seahawks couldn't do much to stop a Marshawn Lynch return is due to money. Seattle just signed former Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy to join Thomas Rawls and C.J.

Prosise. If Marshawn returned to the NFL, his contract with the Seahawks would immediately go into effect and that would cost Seattle $9 million in 2017 and $10 million in 2018. Seattle has $15 million in cap save and still want to find some free agents, but Lynch's contract would cripple them. Of course, the Seahawks could hold him and try to force a trade to the Oakland Raiders but that hasn't worked out well for the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Romo so far. The Seahawks can't force Lynch to restructure his contract and can't afford to keep him if he tried to force the issue.Over his 10 year career, Marshawn Lynch played for the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks and ran for 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns.

The Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have one of the better offensive lines in the NFL and a great young quarterback in Derek Carr. They also just let their starting running back Latavius Murray leave for the Minnesota Vikings. While new kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson has pitched the team to sign Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch might be a better fit.

Lynch is a power runner who would really open things up for Carr and the offense, and as mentioned, the Raiders are his hometown team. While the Seattle Seahawks fans might consider this a betrayal, they aren't even the team who drafted Marshawn and he really doesn't own them anything. This could be a huge move for the Raiders, who were one of the top teams in the AFC in 2016, and it could make them even stronger in 2017.