Aaron Rodgers and Marshawn Lynch have reunion, dream of 'Hall of Fame' backfield as part of Amazon's Thursday Night Football promo
The Green Bay Packers faced one of the NFL's top running backs in Derrick Henry Thursday night.
But another former great running back was also in Green Bay and had a reunion with quarterback Aaron Rodgers ahead of the Packers' game against the Titans.
Super Bowl champion Marshawn Lynch.
Lynch, the Beast Mode bruiser on the NFL's 2010s All-Decade Team, has been part of Amazon's "Thursday Night Football" crew since Week 6 of the season.
Aaron Rodgers wears Marshawn Lynch jersey in Amazon Prime interview
Rodgers sported a Lynch No. 24 Seahawks jersey when he met up with his former California teammate this week for a promotional video for the game.
"You know I have to represent," Rodgers told Lynch, as the two sat in the Lambeau Field stands.
A clip of their chat aired during halftime of the Thursday night game on Amazon Prime.
Rodgers said Lynch gave him the jersey after a Packers-Seahawks game years ago at Lambeau Field.
Marshawn Lynch would have 'loved' to have played with Aaron Rodgers in NFL
Lynch played his first 3.5 seasons in Buffalo before being traded to the Seahawks during the 2010 season. Lynch said in the conversation he wishes he and Rodgers could have joined forces in the NFL.
"I would have loved to play with you in the league," Lynch said. "With all that snow (in Buffalo), I grew to like that (expletive)."
Rodgers then chimed back: "That would have been fun. Hall of Fame backfield."
Rodgers will turn 39 years old on Dec. 2 and though the Packers signed him to an extension last offseason, he has considered retirement in recent seasons.
"How much longer you got," Lynch later asked Rodgers.
"You coming back?" Rodgers asked back, while adding that he could change the Seahawks jersey he was wearing to green and gold.
The 36-year-old Lynch first retired after the 2015 season, sat out the 2016 season before returning for two years with the Raiders. He then signed with the Seahawks again for one game in the 2019 season finale. He hasn't played in the league since.
While Lynch is unlikely to return to the league, he knew how to make an entrance at Lambeau Field. He pulled up in what he called "a Packer green" Lamborghini, though to us it looked more like a neon green.
Aaron Rodgers and Marshawn Lynch were teammates for one season at California
The two also reminisced about their college days playing at California.
Rodgers and Lynch played one season in college together in 2004. Rodgers was a junior and Lynch a freshman. With Rodgers throwing for 2,566 yards and 24 touchdowns, the Golden Bears finished with a 10-2 record and 7-1 in the Pac 10. Lynch rushed for 628 yards that season and eight touchdowns as the backup. He also caught two touchdown passes from Rodgers.
The Golden Bears' only regular season loss that year was to USC, the eventual national champion (its title was later vacated due to NCAA violations). Rodgers left after that season for the NFL and Lynch played two more seasons at Cal.
Lynch rushed for over 10,000 yards in his 12-year career where he played for three teams with his most success coming with the Seahawks (2010-15). He was part of the Seattle team that defeated the Packers in the NFC championship game in 2015. Seattle went on to lose the Super Bowl to the New England Patriots that year. The Seahawks entered that game looking to win back-to-back Super Bowls.
Aaron Jones must have known Lynch was coming to town since he honored the five-time Pro Bowler with one of his signature touchdown celebrations during the Packers' win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.