Raiders Inside Man Doesn’t Believe Marshawn Lynch Will Return Under Jon Gruden
When asked Tuesday about bringing Marshawn Lynch back next year, Jon Gruden sounded open to the idea.
No one knows what the 31 year-old Lynch plans to do after the season, but at least one Raiders source doesn’t think Lynch will want to retun.
Speaking on 1340 AM Mile High Sports in Denver, J.T. The Brick – who is the host of the Raiders official podcast – said on Wednesday that he doesn’t think Lynch will want to play for Gruden.
“I don’t think Marshawn Lynch will be back. I don’t think he’s going to buy in to how intense Gruden is.”
For what it’s worth, Lynch would not have returned under Jack Del Rio’s watch either.
J.T. The Brick also said he believes NaVorro Bowman will be re-signed by the Raiders and maybe a little surprisingly added that he thinks Bruce Irvin (who is still under contract) will not be brought back.
Irvin got off to a slow start in 2017, but played at Pro Bowl level after the firing of defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.
There’s much to be determined, but it sounds like there’s a chance the Raiders defensive roster might be blown up – and the Gruden era could kick off with a spending spree in free agency.