Prepare the Richter scale. Beast Mode is back in Seattle.
The team later made the news official.
In addition to signing Lynch, the Seahawks also added former Seattle running back Robert Turbin, who spent three seasons with the Seahawks from 2012 through 2014 after Seattle drafted him in the fourth round of the 2012 draft. In those three years, Turbin logged 274 touches for 1,355 yards from scrimmage and two scores. Turbin was a member of Seattle's Super Bowl XLVIII champion team in 2013 and most recently played for the Indianapolis Colts in 2018.
Lynch last played for the Oakland Raiders in 2018, appearing in six games and rushing 90 times for 376 yards and three touchdowns before his season ended prematurely due to injury. It seemed at the time to be the last time we'd see the 33-year-old Lynch on an NFL field. That is, until Monday.
We'll see how quickly Lynch can get into game shape, as he's been without a team since the end of the 2018 season; NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that Lynch has been working out intensely in recent weeks. This gem from The Athletic's Matt Schneidman illustrates how interesting Lynch's acclimation process could be:
As we wait to see how prepared Lynch is for game action, we can be sure of one detail: Seahawks fans will come ready with their bags of Skittles for the running back famously fueled by the candy. We'll soon learn how sweet January might be for Seattle.