Atlanta Falcons: Are they favorites to land Bruce Irvin?
Arguably the biggest free agent that the Atlanta Falcons’ fan base wants to see the team sign to a deal is former Seattle Seahawks’ outside linebacker Bruce Irvin.
As many of you already know, Irvin is an Atlanta native and was coached by current Falcons’ head coach Dan Quinn in Seattle. To be a native in a city in which your former defensive coordinator coaches at should be at the top of your list as a team you would want to play for, but is it really that simple?
While it would be awesome to nap the 28-year-old linebacker, it is in no way shape or form already a done deal. Irvin already spoke to the press a couple of weeks ago and stated that he would take less money to stay in Seattle, but what he said to the media last offseason is what throws a wrench in everything.
Irvin, while attending an Atlanta Hawks basketball game stated that he would be playing in Atlanta in 2016. Well, fast forward to 2016 and here we are. Irvin is an unrestricted free agent and will have a free range to sign with any team in the NFL.
The Falcons are desperate for linebackers. The team has already cut outside linebacker Justin Durant and could very well part ways with middle linebacker Paul Worrilow as well. This leaves the Falcons with potentially two starting linebacker positions that need to be filled.
Because of that, the Falcons really need to fill one of those spots via free agency and Irvin would seem to be the obvious pick. It came as a slight surprise that Atlanta parted ways with Durant after just one season, but maybe they know something we don’t. Maybe Irvin to Atlanta is a done deal and we are just the last ones to the party.
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Do you guys think it is a done deal to sign Irvin?