The Seattle Seahawks crashed out of the NFL postseason just a few days ago, but their minds should already be turning to the offseason.
It's going to be a very busy period for the Seahawks, as they currently have 31 players coming to the end of their contracts, as well as the future of Marshawn Lynch still being up in the air.
Of those players who are coming to the end of their deals, the biggest name might be Bruce Irvin, and the outside linebacker has been discussing his future in a recent interview.
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The Seahawks actually declined to pick up their option on Irvin last year, leading to questions that he could leave the Washington franchise. However, Irvin seemed to say on Monday that he wants to come back to Seattle.
“I would love to be in Seattle,” Irvin said, according to the Seattle PI. “…I’m not asking for $100 million. I’m not asking for nothing crazy. I just want to be appreciated and come to work, do my job and, like I said, everything will work out.”
So, would Irvin take a discount to remain with the 'Hawks? It's a legitimate possibility, with the topic already being discussed.
“I was asked that,” Irvin said. “Pete and John asked me that when I met with them today. If it came to that, I would definitely come back. $3, $4 million? $3, $4, $5 million? I would definitely come back because I’m established here."
The Seahawks should know not to lowball Irvin, even if he does agree to take a lower-than-average deal. Golden Tate said he would be open to having a discounted contract, but ended up signing with the Detroit Lions at the end of things.