The Seattle Seahawks selected three safeties in this year’s draft. Outside of wanting to add depth to that position, general manager John Schneider and Co. were also potentially preparing for a future without Pro Bowl strong safety Kam Chancellor.
Chancellor, 29, is entering the final year of his contract and is looking for a raise from the $6.8 million base salary he’s set to earn in 2017.
Now, speaking up about the status of his teammate’s contract, defensive end Michael Bennett is urging the Seahawks to pay Chancellor.
— Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) June 6, 2017
Bennett himself just signed a three-year, $30 million extension with Seattle last December. Now that his contract is taken care of, he’s looking out for a teammate that’s also deserving of a new deal.
Chancellor is coming off a 2016 campaign that saw him record 71 tackles, eight passes defended and two interceptions. Though, he missed out on the Pro Bowl for the first time in four years.