Wherever linebacker Bruce Irvin signs his next contract, it won’t be in Seattle.
Per multiple league sources, the Seahawks have accepted the reality that Irvin will be going elsewhere.
Irvin has said that he’d stay in Seattle if the money is close, but the money won’t be close. Besides, even though Irvin isn’t saying it publicly, one source tells PFT that the bridge to Seattle for 2016 and beyond was burned the moment Seattle didn’t exercise the fifth-year option that would have kept Irvin under contract for the coming season.
Several teams are chasing Irvin, with the Cardinals being an unexpected (yet extremely viable) contender. The Jaguars also were expected to make a run at Irvin. Last year, after the Seahawks didn’t pick up Irvin’s option, he said that he’d be playing for the Falcons in 2016.