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Retired Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been known to do things differently his entire life.
Whether it was Beast Mode choosing not to talk to media during the latest Seahawks’ Super Bowl run, or holding out in 2014 to squeeze out a bit more money, Lynch is going to make sure he gets his.
As such, it came as little surprise when Lynch’s agent Doug Hendrickson still has difficulty gauging his client’s intents while on KNBR radio in San Francisco Tuesday.
“He does miss football, no question,” Hendrickson said. “He loves the game of football. He’s 30. But until I meet with him this week, you know, I don’t know what his mindset is. He’s the kind of guy that can shift by the hour.”
Lynch’s agent seemed to be attempting to calm the recent whirlwind of rumors involving the Raiders and his client, at least until he can speak to him one-on-one.
“He’s one of the most unique guys I’ve ever been with in my life,” Hendrickson explained. “Marshawn, it wouldn’t shock me in three days if he says, ‘Hey, I want to play.’ It wouldn’t shock me if he says, ‘Nah, I don’t know where this came from. I don’t want to play.’”
Hendrickson also stated that Lynch was currently in Canada, and that is why he had yet to speak with his client regarding his intent to play again in 2017.
What is clear, is that Lynch would want to play for Oakland should the Seahawks let him out of his current commitments with the team. From there, it will be up to Hendrickson and Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie to strike a deal for the soon to be 31-year-old back.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.