By necessity, the Seattle Seahawks needed a new running back after their Week 16 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. They got one in a familiar face: Marshawn Lynch, otherwise known as “Beast Mode.”

Lynch's peers are excited to see him back in the NFL, even some who are the Seahawks' division rivals, such as Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams.

“It was cool. It just shows you the type of guy he is and what they think of him. Even if they had whatever their differences and he ended up leaving and going to the Raiders. They still believed in him as a player and as a man,” Gurley recently said, via Cameron DaSilva of Rams Wire. “I’m excited to see him play, as well in the playoffs. It’s always good to see a guy like ‘Beast Mode’ back. Just having him on the field people are just going to be scared. They don’t even know how he’s going to run, but he just brings that type of energy and confidence that just helps the team out.”

Gurley will have plenty of time to watch Lynch with the Seahawks. His Rams are out of the playoffs. Beast Mode's Seahawks aren't and are fighting for a shot at a first-round bye. Like many spectators, the 2018 Offensive Player of the Year will get to tune-in during January to watch one of the NFL's most exciting talents of the 2010s hit the field again.

The Seahawks signed Lynch after injuries decimated their running back corps. Their two lead backs, Chris Carson (hip) and Rashaad Penny (ACL) are out for the season.