NFL prospect and former Cal quarterback Davis Webb dropped by the KNBR studios Monday to chat with Gary and Larry. We’re going to have a bunch from that interview leading up to the NFL Draft.
But Webb was accompanied by his agent Doug Hendrickson, who also happens to represent Marshawn Lynch. The Oakland Raiders are reportedly considering acquiring the East Bay native from the Seattle Seahawks and Hendrickson dropped some knowledge on the situation.
“Well in all sincerity, Marshawn’s been in Canada,” Hendrickson said. “I’m due to see him this week. So he and I have not spoken about this at all. So it was the media who took the ball and kind ran with it.
“He’s one of the most unique guys I’ve ever been with in my life. 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.'”
So Hendrickson doesn’t know whether or not Lynch will be in the NFL in 2017, but he can confirm one thing — the star running back misses playing on Sunday. It won’t be about the money, either. Lynch’s Beast Mode brand has become a seven-figure company.
“He doesn’t spend any of the money he’s made. He’s got a lot of money,” Hendrickson said. “He does miss football, no question. 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 last played in the NFL in 2015, gaining 417 yards in a seven game injury plagued season. Peter King, Ian Rapoport, Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson are all reporting the interest between Lynch and the Raiders is mutual.
“Marshawn’s always done it his way,” Hendrickson said. “He hasn’t succumbed to public pressure. He does it how he wants to do it. All the athletes look at him and want to do the same thing, but they can’t do it. He’s authentic. He’s real.”