Former Raider Charles Woodson on Marshawn Lynch's No. 24: 'Didn't Take Long'

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistMay 29, 2017
Charles Woodson @CharlesWoodson

Well that didn't take long👀 @RAIDERS @ESPNNFL https://t.co/BNQrp8vAOg

Charles Woodson spent 11 years—his first eight and last three—wearing No. 24 for the Oakland Raiders.

The 40-year-old retired after the team's 2015 campaign, and the franchise wasted little time in finding a new owner for his old number. Running back Marshawn Lynch, who came out of retirement this offseason to sign a two-year deal with Oakland, will be rocking Woodson's former number in 2017.

Woodson stumbled across a Beast Mode jersey Monday and commented, "Well, that didn't take long" with a pair of eye emojis on his Twitter account.

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 03:  Free safety Charles Woodson #24 of the Oakland Raiders waves to the crowd as he walks off the field following the Raiders 23-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Kansas Cit
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The former shutdown corner isn't actually mad about Lynch getting his old number, though. On Friday, he told ESPN.com's Paul Gutierrez that Beast Mode, who wore No. 24 with the Seattle Seahawks, deserves it.

"That number 24, that's something special with the Raiders," Woodson said. "I don't think there's anybody more worthy than Marshawn to wear that number."

Update: Monday, May 29 at 2:45 p.m. ET

Lynch caught wind of Woodson’s tweet and asked if the future Hall of Famer wanted to have the number back:

Shawn Lynch @MoneyLynch

Big bra want it back?RT @cwoodson24: Well that didn't take long👀 @RAIDERS @ESPNNFL https://t.co/bOYM4qltg5

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