Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin took to Twitter to express some frustration that the Seahawks did not pick up his fifth-year option.
Faced way tougher adversity getting outta them streets coming up! That’s shit is nothing! FUCK THAT OPTION!
— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) May 4, 2015
We’re still waiting for an official confirmation from the team, but this is a pretty clear indication that Seattle declined to pick up Irvin’s option.
- Rapoport mentions that Seattle could still sign him to a contract extension.
It would have cost Seattle $7.751 million for the 2016 season. However, this figure is guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t have prevented them from working out a long-term deal that would come with a lower cap figure.
Irvin, 27, has one year remaining on his four-year, $9.342 million rookie contract and will make a base salary of $1,663,935 for the 2015 season.
In 2014, Irvin appeared in 15 games for the Seahawks and recorded 36 tackles, six sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 11 outside linebacker in a 4-3 system out of 40 qualifying players.