Marshawn Lynch coming back to the NFL after a one-year retirement and playing for his hometown Oakland Raiders is going to be one of the biggest storylines for next season.

Lynch recently spoke about playing for the Raiders, which is "a dream come true" for him. He also revealed the reason for why he came out of retirement.

"When I found out they was leaving."

Lynch, 31, joins a Raiders team that went 12-4 last season. Many are picking them as one of the AFC favorites that could take down the New England Patriots next season.

"It's always been something, being from Oakland, you want to play at home or have the opportunity ... but knowing that they were leaving, a lot of the kids here probably won't have the opportunity to see most of their idols growing up, won't be in their hometown no more," Lynch said.

"With me being from here, and continuing to be here, it gives them an opportunity, then, that they get to see somebody that actually did it, from where they're from, and for the team that they probably idolize."

The Raiders will be leaving Oakland for the second times in its franchise history. They are expected to be moved in to Las Vegas by 2020.

"I got the whole town, you feel me, though, riding with me," he said. "So that's good what they've got going on, all that good s--- you just said, but I've got all Oakland behind me, though. The way we feel just about where we're from and why we represent where we're from so hard is because we know what the struggle is and how we get down. So every home game that I get to come to this m-----f-----, I'm probably going to be riding with the whole town.

"It ain't like I'm saying, 'I'm coming to y'all's city and I'm going to ride with y'all.' This is actually, I'm born and raised, bred, pissing in them hallways and running down them alleyways, I really did that right here. And now I get an opportunity to play here.

"So all of that you said is great and that's good but this is more for, like, Oakland, though."

I'm hyped for the return of Beast Mode. 


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