Beast Mode is back in Seattle!
Marshawn Lynch has officially signed with the Seahawks. His agent shared a photo of the contract as proof of the deal, which was consummated on Monday night.
The contract covers the rest of this season, including the postseason. It does not go beyond that, according to Adam Schefter.
Lynch last played for Seattle in 2015, then took a year off, and played the last two seasons for Oakland. He is now 33 but averaged 4.2 yards per carry in six games last season.
Lynch was with the Seahawks from 2010 to 2015, won a Super Bowl, was controversially not given the ball at the end of a Super Bowl loss and crossed the 1,000-yard mark in four of his six seasons with the team.
The Seahawks were desperate for running back help after losing Chris Carson and CJ Prosise to injuries on Sunday. They have since added two former running backs — Robert Turbin, and Lynch. Lynch should be ready to play on Sunday against San Francisco with the division title on the line.
The Seahawks have had their entire running back depth chart wiped out in recent weeks. It began when Rashaad Penny suffered a torn ACL earlier this month, and then both Chris Carson and CJ Prosise suffered season-ending injuries in Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said Carson is expected to miss the rest of the year with his hip injury and Prosise will not return after hurting his arm.
Lynch is one of the most popular players in Seahawks franchise history, so fans would likely be thrilled he signed with the team again.