If you were to make a list of the NFL’s most entertaining players, Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King would be near the top.
While King is the Raiders punter, it appears he’s taking on some general managerial duties this offseason as he has actively been recruiting Marshawn Lynch to Oakland.
As fans will remember, Lynch announced his retirement from the NFL in February 2016 with a tweet of him, quite literally, hanging up his cleats.
In hopes of getting Lynch to come out of retirement, King graciously “retrieved” Lynch’s cleats from the telephone wires.
This is hardly the only recruitment tweet that the Pro Bowl punter has sent out. King campaigned to the five-time Pro Bowl selection with two other tweets Saturday.
Lynch might be flattered by King’s tweets, but we have a feeling he won’t be carrying anyone else’s pads if he were to return.
King’s recruitment comes on the heels of a report that the Raiders were “strongly considering” acquiring Lynch. The Oakland native could probably still compete at a high level in the NFL. It’s just a matter of if he has any desire to bring back “Beast Mode.”
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