Derek Carr welcomes Marshawn Lynch to the Raiders

Derek Carr

Now that a physical is the only thing standing in the way of Marshawn Lynch being traded to the Raiders, it looks more and more like Beast Mode will suit up for his hometown team in 2017.

It’s been a rather drawn-out process between Lynch, the Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks. But all that apparently came to a culmination on Wednesday with reports surfacing that the two teams have agreed to swap late-round picks in 2018 (via NFL.com).

Now that everything is nearly settled, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr took to social media on Wednesday to welcome Lynch to his team.

After losing Latavius Murray to the Minnesota Vikings in free agency, it became readily apparent that Oakland would need to find another starting running back. Lynch, 31, retired from football following the 2015 season after an injury plagued campaign that saw him play in just seven games.

There’s no telling whether Lynch will be able to return to pre-2015 form when he gained over 1,400 total yards in four consecutive seasons with the Seahawks. But we’re pretty sure that Carr and the rest of an already elite Raiders offense is happy that he’s aboard.