Could there be a reunion in the Pacific Northwest this offseason? According to some recent Twitter banter, depending how hard you read into things of this nature, veteran pass rusher Bruce Irvin could be making his return to the Seattle Seahawks after some time away from the heralded NFC West franchise.
The Seahawks could possibly be in the market for a pass rusher this offseason — and more than likely will be — if Seattle is unable to retain former Houston Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney, who is currently set to become an unrestricted free agent. Of course, re-signing Clowney, who the Seahawks originally acquired via trade with the aforementioned Texans last offseason, will cost quite the pretty penny while Irvin would come signficiantly cheaper.
On the other hand, Clowney would be a massive upgrade to Irvin if the two are compared up against each other at this point in their respective NFL playing careers.
— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) February 27, 2020
Originally beginning his NFL career as a member of the Seahawks back in 2012-13, Irvin was selected by Seattle in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of West Virginia. Spending the majority of his time in the NFL in Seattle while ultimately departing in 2015-16, Irvin has since suited up for the Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons and most recently the Carolina Panthers.
Producing just over 300 total tackles and an even 52 sacks as a NFL pass rusher, Irvin could provide Seattle with both an effective player off the edge in addition to adding yet another veteran presence in the locker room.