Earl Thomas - DB - SeahawksNFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks have locked up FS Earl Thomas to a "blockbuster" long-term extension.Per RapSheet, the deal makes Thomas "easily" the league's highest paid safety. Having started 64-of-64 games since entering the league as the 14th overall pick out of Texas in 2010, Thomas has logged 15 career interceptions, five forced fumbles, and 32 pass breakups while arguably emerging as football's premier safety. Still only 25 years old (in May), Seahawks players are alleged to privately consider Thomas the team's best defensive back, ahead of Richard Sherman. It's early, of course, but Thomas is on a Hall of Fame early-career track with three Pro Bowl appearances and two first-team All-Pro berths through four seasons.Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter Apr 28 - 4:53 PM
Extension nets Earl Thomas $40 million over four yearsPosted by Josh Alper on April 28, 2014, 5:41 PM EDTThere’s a new highest-paid safety in the NFL.PFT has confirmed Ian Rapoport of NFL Network’s report that Earl Thomas agreed to a four-year, $40 million extension — a five-year, $44.75 million deal with his 2014 salary included — with the Seahawks on Monday. Rapoport also reported that $27.775 million of that $40 million is guaranteed. Saints safety Jairus Byrd and Chiefs safety Eric Berry are next on the list when it comes to base salaries and Byrd got a bit less guaranteed money when he signed with New Orleans.For all intents and purposes, it also makes him the best-paid defensive back on a multi-year deal. Darrelle Revis‘ package with the Patriots has multiple years, but there aren’t many who expect Revis to be with the Patriots on the same deal for the 2015 season.That won’t be the case with Thomas, who is set up to be a starter in Seattle through 2018 thanks to this deal. If those years are anything like the ones Thomas has already turned in for the Seahawks, he’ll be one of the best players in franchise history when his career comes to a close.With Thomas signed, attention will shift to how long cornerback Richard Sherman will join him in the secondary. Sherman is likely next up on the Seahawks’ extension list as he enters the final year of his rookie deal.http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/28/extension-nets-earl-thomas-40-million-over-four-years/
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