Seahawks and Raiders flip 2018 fifth- and sixth-rounders for Lynch


Because of the relationship between the General Managers involved in the soon-to-be-finished Marshawn Lynch deal and the urgencies each side felt, the compensation didn’t figure to be complicated or excessive.

And it’s not.

According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Seahawks will get Oakland’s 2018 fifth-round pick and the Raiders will acquire Seattle’s 2018 sixth-rounder and Lynch, once he’s completed his physical and the trade becomes real.

Seahawks G.M. John Schneider and Raiders boss Reggie McKenzie used to work together in Green Bay, and the familiarity made the trade part of the transaction easy.

Plus, with Schneider getting Lynch off the books and McKenzie getting the kind of human shield in Oakland that may help fans forget for a moment the team’s leaving soon, everybody wins whether Lynch is a productive runner again or not.

47 responses to “Seahawks and Raiders flip 2018 fifth- and sixth-rounders for Lynch

  1. . . . with Schneider getting Lynch off the books and McKenzie getting the kind of human shield in Oakland that may help fans forget for a moment the team’s leaving soon, everybody wins whether Lynch is a productive runner again or not.

    That pretty much sums it up. The whole ball of wax in one paragraph.

  2. it’s all good, a win win for both teams. now lets focus on the defense in the draft, and maybe one o-lineman.

    Go Raiders!!! Go Reggie!!!

  3. Wow… Raiders really got a steal because they’re sending a pick they already spent!

  4. “Seahawks and Raiders flip 2016 fifth- and sixth-rounders for Lynch”

    So, they’re flipping last year’s draft choices? Anyone know what players were taken with those picks?

  5. Seahawks got Beast in his prime for a 4th and a 5th, 2 Super Bowls and a Lombardi, and still get a 5th back after he un-retires.

    That folks is why the Seahawks will be at the top of the NFL for years and years to come.

  6. Still overpaid…guy averaged 3.8 yards a carry when he last played and was on his way to being replaced before taking a year off.

    They could have drafted a guy in the 3rd this year and gotten similar production.

  7. It has always had worked out for the raiders once trading their 5th rounders.
    Aaron curry and matt Flynn for example

  8. I hate this signing. Lynch is past his prime. Should have drafted Mixon or one of the other top backs in round 2….

  9. If the Raiders are smart, they’ll adjust their schemes to maximize his abilities. Don’t try to make the guy something he isn’t. He could have a great year behind that o line.

  10. Best wishes for Beast Mode. Thanks for giving us an identity again. Before he showed up, there were three years of watching Matt Hasselbeck hike the ball and run for his dear life before throwing to a receiver who couldn’t catch. Our defense was good, but on the field for 75% of the game. Lynch changed that. His grit had a transforming effect. When he made that run against the Saints in the playoffs in the year we went 7-9, it changed the whole team. I am glad he is able to play for his favorite team from childhood.

  11. DEFENSE!!

    Offense is already a contender.

    The D needs to catch up.

    Need a MLB, CB and a hog DT.

    Maybe 2 CBs.

    Defense wins championships, the offense just gets you to the dance.

    Carry on.

    Go Raiders

  12. I hope he’s in top shape and brings some Roids and Adderall from Pete Carroll. 😛

  13. Hopefully Skittles suffers a career-ending injury and his jaw is part of the injury so he’ll never be able to use not talking as an excuse for attention – he’ll be permanently silent out of his control.

  14. They can’t edit the headline because they use it as a link. They’d have to delete the story and repost it…and they lost that technology during their own layoffs 😛

  15. So, the Raiders give up their 5th but gain the Hawks 6th and Lynch? I had heard that the Raiders were willing to give up their 6th, but this is close enough. Win, win. If Lynch is even 80% of Beast Mode Prime, this is a huge pickup for the Raiders and conceivably gives them one more draft choice to spend on the the D.

    Suddenly, the game against the Pats in Mexico City has just become one of the must see games of the regular season. Tammy, oh Tammy…………………..

  16. Good deal for both sides.

    Hawks really need to rebuild their offensive line. Everything went to crap when you guys started paying guys like Sherman.

  17. MichaelEdits says:
    Apr 26, 2017 12:28 PM

    Did the Raiders at least throw in something from Bud Grant’s yard sale?

    Bud Grant ran out of stuff and isn’t having any more yard sales. Super sad.

  18. I like it. Move back a late round and get a big back to go with the young guys.

    Now they can focus on a RT (LT of the future) and hit that defense hard in the first 4 rounds. I’d love to see (in no particular order):


  19. I wonder if people actually care which city is the home town of a particular player. The Las Vegas Raiders are leaving town and Lynch won’t make them feel any better even though he comes from Oakland.

  20. Great ending for everybody. Lynch could have been a buster and forced Seattle to release him if he showed up for Hawks camp, and Oakland could have low balled Lynch knowing the draft is loaded with RB’s and didn’t need to overpay for his services for a 30+ RB. Seattle got a little something, something, Oakland got a native hero and will get a ton of merchandise sales, Lynch gets back to the grid iron with an incentive laced contract to do well, and all us fans get to watch the O.G. Beast Mode for at least one more season.

  21. Raiders fans doubting the move, don’t. You barely gave anything up and you get a guy who will be loved in the locker room and feared on the field. Even if he does only average 3.8 yds per carry, he will demand attention and open up passing opportunities. You got a good one, be happy.

    Best wishes to Marshawn, thanks for the time in Seattle, you’ll always be a Hawk in our hearts.

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