Welcome home, Bruce Irvin!
The widely panned 2012 first-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks proved his doubters wrong, and after leaving Seattle as a free agent in 2016, Irvin is back in the fold per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
It’s a reunion type of day: The #Seahawks are bringing back old friend and DE Bruce Irvin, source said. The former first-round draft pick heads home to Seattle.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2020
Terms have not yet been disclosed but I bet it’s not a lot of money and probably no more than two years.
Irvin had 8.5 sacks with the Carolina Panthers in 2019, finishing only one sack behind Mario Addison for the team lead. His specialty has always been his pass rushing abilities, and he’s had at least 5.5 sacks in every season except 2013, which was when the Seahawks transitioned him from defensive end to linebacker.
The nostalgic value aside, I love this move. Seattle needs to fix its pass rush (along with poor team speed) and Irvin if nothing else can be a positive contributor without breaking the bank. He’s also very durable and has only missed five games due to injury in his career.
Say it with me now....