Keep an eye on Bruce Irvin to Jaguars

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The Jaguars, like everyone else, need pass rushers. They may find one, via a reunion between a Seahawk and a former defensive coordinator in Seattle.

Bruce Irvin, a first-round pick in 2012, is due to hit the open market on March 9. With Seattle choosing not to pick up his fifth-year option last year, the only way to keep that from happening would be to use the franchise tag now.

Per a league source, Jacksonville is one of the teams to watch next week, when the time comes for the former West Virginia standout to hit the market. Jaguars coach Gus Bradley was the defensive coordinator in Seattle during Irvin’s rookie year, during which he recorded eight sacks.

After the Seahawks opted not to pick up his option last year, Irvin said he’ll be playing for the Falcons in 2016. It’s a move that also would make sense, given that Bradley’s successor in Seattle, Dan Quinn, is now the head coach in Atlanta.

20 responses to “Keep an eye on Bruce Irvin to Jaguars

  1. Don’t forget he also said he’d give a hometown discount to stay in Seattle AFTER age made the comment about the Falcons.

  2. Two teams with a grand total of zero rings. Come to NYG Bruce. We’ve got the most rings in the last 9 years, plenty of cash, a top 5 offense, the #1 market and we’re on primetime every other week. Nobody will even know you’re in the league anymore if you go play for ATL or JAX.

  3. The Jags have plenty of cap room and a culture that is turning around. Watched most of their games on game pass, they were in most of their losses and even in the blowouts to NE and Houston they never quit. They should be a team to keep an eye on for a lot of the high profile FA’s, some more than others of course.

  4. .
    The Jaguars are so far under the cap that they’re going to have to spend the money on someone. Adding Irvin to the returning Fowler could give the Jaguars a semblance of a pass rush.
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  5. Just for clarification, the Jags don’t ‘have’ to spend a dime. They will, but don’t have to. If you are claiming the 89% rule, do some research. The ‘penalty’ isn’t really a penalty.

    That said, they will spend and Irvin would be a nice fit.

  6. All 22 sacks in 4 seasons…with a drug suspension.
    Boy what a great player. League Minimum for 5 year vet or take your 4.5 sacks per year average and go somewhere else.

  7. An honest assessment of Irvin is mediocre player. Has trouble stopping the run and is very inconsistent as a pass rusher. The Seahawks are smart and if some team like the Jags wanna sign him have at it. The Hawks will be fine without him.

  8. Hopefully he get big money…..good on him.

    He has been part of a successful run these past four years and now its time to make a business decision and get paid and take care of his family. Ultimately, I think he will be a fine player elsewhere, but like others who have left the Seahawks system, he will be seen as getting over paid…..good on him.

    The compensatory picks that Seattle continue to get each and every year depend on these players getting well paid by other teams and the Seahawks replacing them with quality young players……good on them.

  9. I always find it funny when a player leaves fans can’t help say he wasn’t that good anyway. Bruce Irvin is an athletic freak – if he wasn’t dropping back into coverage 40 % of his snaps he would have a higher sack total.

    He struggled on the run his rookie year absolutely no problem with that the last 2 years when he put on muscle. Seattle was number 1 versus the run last year. Frank Clark is the reason Seattle feels its alright to let Irvin walk. A cheaper replacement with serious upside.

  10. Falcons have Matt Ryan Julio Jones as a duo Devonta Freeman at running back…. Jackson has Blake Bortles Robinson a rookie and Bruce Irvin wants to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars? Man this makes sooooooooo much sense..

  11. Jacksonville has a playoff-ready team that just needs a few defensive pieces in the league’s weakest division. The Falcons have a team that needs all kind of pieces, and are in a division that has the NFL champs and Drew Brees. So yeah, the Jaguars do make some sense.

    That being said, both are pretty similar as both are run by former Seahawks d-line coaches. Still, the Jags are easily better than the Falcons.

  12. Gus has made no secret of his intent to poach the Seahawks – by his actions if not by his actual words. And the Jaguars have plenty of money to overpay FAs. So why not? We’re not going to get much worse.

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