Jon Gruden is looking forward to working with Marshawn Lynch.

Upon being reinstalled as head coach of the Oakland Raiders, Gruden was noncommittal about Lynch's future with the team. At the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday, however, Gruden changed his tune.

"One of the reasons I was excited to join the Raiders was to join forces with Lynch," Gruden said.

Lynch, an Oakland native, is a fan favorite and was the team's leading rusher in 2017.