There’s been talk for weeks that Seahawks pass rusher Bruce Irvin could end up in Atlanta. Irvin is doing nothing to silence that talk.
Irvin, who is from Atlanta, was quoted by Black Sports Online as saying that he wants to go to the Falcons after 2015, which is the final year on his rookie contract with the Seahawks.
“I’m going to be in Atlanta next season. I’m ready,” Irvin said. “Atlanta is where I want to be. Believe that.”
Irvin has previously been quiet about the reports that he could end up in Atlanta, but he was at last night’s Atlanta Hawks game and re-tweeted a tweet from the Black Sports Online writer he spoke with, so he’s not exactly hiding his interest in the Falcons. New Falcons coach Dan Quinn was the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator the last two years and has a good relationship with Irvin.
The Seahawks declined to pick up the fifth-year option on Irvin’s contract, so he’s slated to become a free agent in 10 months. If there’s mutual interest between the Falcons and Irvin, it might make sense for the Seahawks and Falcons to work out a trade. Even if, for now, the Seahawks are insisting that they expect Irvin to stay in Seattle.