The breaking up of the once legendary Seattle Seahawks defense may not be limited to trading Michael Bennett and saying goodbye to Richard Sherman. According to a report, safety Earl Thomas could also be leaving the Pacific Northwest.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 8, 2018
This contradicts a report from Tuesday, which said that Thomas was likely staying in Seattle.
Of course, Thomas could end up not getting traded. He’s a six-time Pro Bowler, has been named First-team All-Pro three times, and Second-team All-Pro on two other occasions, including 2017. So, it’s understandable that Seattle would be looking for a healthy return.
By the same token, while Thomas has a reasonable $10.4 million cap hit for 2018, he’s only under contract for another season. As such, teams may be less likely to offer what the Seahawks want.