The wait is finally over, as the Seahawks and Raiders have a deal to send Marshawn Lynch to Oakland after plenty of rumors. The Raiders confirmed it Wednesday afternoon.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport, Lynch is expected to be traded to the Raiders on Wednesday, as a contract with the team and trade terms are now in place. The deal involves a swap of late-round draft selections in the 2018 NFL draft.
Lynch will commemorate his new opportunity with the Raiders with an autograph signing and block party in Oakland on Thursday, according to Clarence Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Johnson spent the last two seasons of his career making trips to other AFC South teams in the Colts and Titans. In 2015, He started in 14 of 16 games for the Colts, going just over 500 yards receiving with four touchdowns. This past season, he started three games for the Titans, and had just 85 yards with two touchdowns.
SB Nation’s Louis Bien took a look at Johnson’s career after he announced his retirement in October, and pointed out just how darn good he actually was.
During his peak seasons with the Texans, Johnson had below-average quarterbacks like David Carr, Tony Banks, Sage Rosenfels, Case Keenum, Ryan Lindley, and Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing to him. The best quarterback that ever threw to him was Matt Schaub, who helped the Texans go 12-4 in 2012 with a playoff appearance.
Johnson also hold nearly every receiving record in franchise history, including Cheap Jerseys Supply receptions, yards, touchdowns, and 100-yard games.
The gesture by the team to let him retire a Texan is a good one, and necessary based Cheap Jerseys Paypal Free Shipping on the production he brought for so many years to the city of Houston.