ESPN’s John Clayton reported today that on what Bruce Irvin could command in the open market as a free-agent.
“Bruce Irvin of the Seahawks should get close to $9.5 million a year from Jacksonville or Atlanta,” Clayton said.
Irvin played his first four seasons with the Seahawks and is now a free-agent after his contract expired. It would be no surprise to see him on his way out of Seattle after nearly everyone is his draft class with the Seahawks got their fifth-year option picked up, yet he did not. Irvin is the third best pass rusher out of the 2012 NFL Draft, and has three interceptions, two touchdowns, 132 tackles, 45 assisted, and 22 solo sacks.
In the case of where he could go should he not re-sign in Seattle, the Atlanta Falcons are a strong contender since the defensive coordinator while Seattle, Dan Quinn, is the head coach in Atlanta and Bruce has made everyone aware of his love for his hometown.
Do not count the Jacksonville Jaguars out though, as they are now making strides as a front-runner for Irvin as well, as current coach,Gus Bradley, was the defensive coordinator while Irvin was in his rookie year with Seattle.