Charles Woodson Gave Marshawn Lynch Permission to Wear His Number with the Raiders
When Marshawn Lynch broke into the NFL with the Buffalo Bills he wore no. 23 on his jersey. However, when he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 2010 he started wearing no. 24.
Of course, thing worked out pretty well for Beast Mode while wearing no. 24. He made four Pro Bowl appearances, two All-Pro teams, and he won a Super Bowl championship. So it should come as no surprise that Marshawn wants to continue wearing no. 24 with the Oakland Raiders.
There’s just one problem with that. The no. 24 was worn by Charles Woodson, who retired in 2015 as one of the greatest cornerbacks to ever play the game.
The Raiders have denied other players the right to wear this number in the past. However, Marshawn has found a solution. According to his mom, Marshawn asked Charles Woodson for permission to wear the no. 24 on his Raiders jersey, and Charles Woodson said yes.
Marshawn Lynch officially will wear No. 24 with the Raiders. Charles Woodson approved the jersey assignment, Lynch’s mother told @957thegame
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) April 26, 2017
Now not only will the Oakland native get to play for his hometown (for now) team, but he’ll also get to pay tribute to one of its greatest players.
Obviously, Marshawn is super pumped.
It’s time. pic.twitter.com/sgIQgZlkVM
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) April 26, 2017
Hat Tip – [Fox Sports]