Bruce Irvin appeared on 710AM Seattle on Thursday and commented about his impending free-agency.
“I mean, I love Seattle, and I want to spend the rest of my career there. Like I always say, those guys took a chance on me when everybody wasn’t even thinking about me. I probably would have went second, third round … ,” Irvin said, referring to the possibility that he would have fallen out of the first round in 2012 had Seattle not chosen him 15th overall.
“So those guys will always have a place in my heart, a special place. So like I said, man, if the money was close, I would definitely consider it because the brotherhood I have with those guys, it’s like no other. I’m as close to most of those guys as I am with my real brothers, so leaving those guys would be very hard on me, but not only me, my family also.”
Irvin’s comments were in response to a question about whether he’d take less money to re-sign with the Seahawks. Irvin said after the season that he would do so if Seattle’s total contract offer was within a few million dollars of what he could make with another team.
Here’s the rub: Seattle’s offer may not come anywhere near that close.