It appears that Marshawn Lynch will be back as a member of the Oakland Raiders for the 2018 season. Even with the Raiders recently signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Doug Martin, it doesn’t seem like that’s going hinder Lynch from becoming the primary ball carrier next season.
Marshawn Lynch will remain a member of the #Raiders. Sources say he is receiving his $1M roster bonus on March 18, a clear sign he’ll be their feature back… if there was any question.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2018
“Looking at the film in a game that I broadcasted on Christmas night, there’s no question he’s still a beast,” Gruden said, per the San Jose Mercury News. Lynch had 95 yards on 25 carries in Oakland’s 19-10 loss at the Eagles in that game. Over the 2017 season, Lynch carried the ball 207 times for 891 yards and seven touchdowns and caught 20 passes for 151 more yards.
With Lynch having received his $1 million roster bonus, that’s as much as of a confirmation as you’re going to get.