Seahawks impending free agent OLB Bruce Irvin told reporters on Monday that he may be willing to offer them a hometown discount to be back in Seattle next year.
“I was asked that,” said Irvin, via ESPN.com. “Pete [Carroll] and John [Schneider] asked me that when I met with them today. If it came to that, I would definitely come back. $3, $4 million? $3, $4, $5 million? I would definitely come back because I’m established here.
“These are my brothers. I honestly can’t even imagine myself playing with anybody else, being in a different meeting room, listening to different pregame speeches. It’s just crazy to me. I would definitely come back if they matched or if it was a little less. I would definitely come back to Seattle.”
Irvin, 28, is a former first round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He’s in the final year of his rookie contract after the Seahawks elected not to pick up his fifth-year option last year.
Irvin is now in position to be one of the best available pass-rushers in this year’s free agent market.
In 2015, Irvin appeared in 15 games and recorded 38 tackles, 5.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 15 linebacker in a 4-3 defense out of 35 qualifying players.
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