Now that training camp is quickly approaching, the Earl Thomas situation in Seattle will soon be settled one way or another.
By now it’s well known that the All-Pro safety is not happy with his current contract. He plans to remain away from training camp until the Seahawks open up their checkbooks for the all-time great safety.
This comes mere months after Seattle discussed a potential trade that would have sent Thomas to his hometown Dallas Cowboys.
While trade talks fell through, this recent report from former NFL scout and current Cowboys writer Bryan Broaddus suggests that Thomas could still land with Dallas before the start of the 2018 season.
“I don’t believe Earl Thomas is going to sit out games for Seattle. I really, really don’t. You’re talking about a guy that makes over $10 million. Players just don’t leave those checks on the field just for principal, for that reason,” Broaddus told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas recently (h/t SportsDay). “I think that Seattle is going to have to figure out something. The Cowboys are going to have to figure out something. And maybe they do work something out there.”
Given that he writes for the Cowboys’ organization, Broaddus is likely a voice of authority when it comes to this situation.
Dallas previously pushed back against the idea of handing a second-round pick to Seattle during the 2018 NFL Draft to land Thomas. Now that the Thomas situation seems to be coming to a head with the Seahawks, there’s a good chance Seattle might have to lower its asking price.
If so, Thomas could get his wish to play for the team he grew up rooting for.