Marshawn Lynch has #1 selling jersey in the NFL for May

Marshawn Lynch in Raiders' white jersey. Silver and Black Pride photo.

Marshawn Lynch in Raiders’ white jersey. Silver and Black Pride photo.

SHAWN WATCH — Silver and Black Pride report that:

“Marshawn Lynch joined the Oakland Raiders on April 27 under much fanfare. He took number 24 as expected and the orders immediately started pouring in from fans wanting a piece of history as Beast Mode will finally suit up for his hometown team. Making his jersey the top selling for the month of May at NFL shop.

“It wasn’t hard to predict the popularity of Lynch’s merchandise upon joining the Raiders. He is an immensely popular former All Pro running back who is beloved in Oakland and beyond.

“Lynch may be the top selling jersey, but he isn’t the only Raiders player jersey among the league’s top 25. Derek Carr was the 6th best selling jersey and Khalil Mack was the 15th best selling.

“The Raiders are the only team with three players in the top 15.”

Yeah.

NFL changes Twitter header image to Derek Carr and Marshawn Lynch

SHAWN WATCH — The NFL continues its love / hate relationship with Marshawn Lynch. Take a look at this. This is the NFL’s Twitter header.

247 Sports explains:

“The Oakland Raiders have been making waves over the past season or two, finally breaking a 13-year playoff drought and getting back over .500 in 2016. To go along with that, the growth of quarterback Derek Carr and addition of running back Marshawn Lynch have been talking points as well.

“Now, it seems that the NFL’s official Twitter page is throwing some love their way as well, as they’ve made a picture of the new dynamic duo their header.”

Best of Sound FX — Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch. Getty images.

Marshawn Lynch. Getty images.

SHAWN WATCH — Oh my man Lynch. I am getting in Beast Mode mindset early even though his first return game is months away with this Best of Sound FX — Marshawn Lynch. Some pretty awesome clips in this video including Shawn’s second beastquake run and SB49 reactions.

Afterwards, I watched a bit of Super Bowl XLIX. I was so stunned at the final play and everything that followed it, I had forgotten what a monster game Lynch had in that game.

It is only right that Shawn gets another Super Bowl ring this time with his beloved Oakland Raiders. I have always had a sentimental spot for the Raiders and Raider Nation from way back when I was kid. Kenny “the Snake” Stabler. Are you kidding me? I also adore Derek Carr so it would have thrilled me to no end to see the Raiders win a Super Bowl without Lynch. But with Lynch? Let’s do it.