Seahawks Discussing Earl Thomas Trade; Seeking 1st, 3rd Round Picks

The Seahawks are in discussions with several teams regarding safety Earl Thomas, according to’s Jason La Canfora (on Twitter). They are seeking a first-round pick and a third-round pick in exchange for the three-time First Team All-Pro safety, but La Canfora says they may get even more for him in a trade.

We learned last night that the Seahawks had requested a first-round pick in exchange for the defensive back. The Seahawks have already made several changes to their secondary, including releasing both Richard Sherman and DeShawn Shead, and it sounds like moving on from their safety isn’t out of the picture. Thomas, who turns 29 in May, has earned six Pro Bowl selection in his eight seasons in Seattle, and has been a critical figure in the team’s “Legion of Boom” secondary.

The Seahawks are seemingly interested in moving on from Thomas, and the feeling is apparently mutual. He connected himself to the Cowboys after the Seahawks’ December win in Dallas, telling Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to “come get me.” Thomas was born in Orange, Texas and played at the University of Texas before Seattle selected him with the No. 14 pick in 2010.

In January, Thomas threatened a holdout by saying he doesn’t envision himself rejoining Seattle without a longterm deal. The safety signed a four-year $40 MM deal in 2014, which is set to expire after the 2018 season. The safety had another productive campaign in 2017, compiling 56 tackles and two interceptions in 14 games (14 starts).

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16 comments on “Seahawks Discussing Earl Thomas Trade; Seeking 1st, 3rd Round Picks

  1. mazzith

    Good luck getting a first and a third plus having to pay him top dollar when you can get the honey badger who’s a free agent for around the same money and he’s 4 years younger.

  2. baseballnerddom

    Dang, I guess he’s gone if they can get more than 1st and 3rd round picks. Plus whoever trades for him has to pay him quite a bit.

  3. CowboysoldierFTW

    I can’t see giving up more than a 1st when is owed so much. Heck a 2nd and 3rd this year and a 3rd the next year sound right to me.

  4. Hannibal8us

    I would be shocked if they could even get a 3rd for him let alone a 1st and a 3rd.

  5. jb19

    That 1st round pick has to be in the 20s, probably high 20s. Steelers?

  6. Roll

    “He connected himself to the Cowboys after the Seahawks’ December win in Dallas, telling Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to “come get me.” ”

    I never understood why a player can get away with saying where they want to go while under contract with another team, but if a team says they would like to get a player that is on another team they get fined lose draft picks.

    • MilTown8888

      Who is harmed by a player saying where they would like to play?

      Teams are prohibited from tampering to protect the integrity of contracts and the integrity of the game. A player has enough leverage to break their contract by holding out or by tanking. Some other team can tamper with that contract and induce that player to tank or hold out by suggesting that there’s a more rewarding job waiting for them.

      There’s nothing that a player can say to that other team that has similar influence. The closest might be if he said “come get me and I’ll sign a contract for far less money than I could earn on the open market”

  7. khines939

    I’m a titans fan he one of the best safety I’ve ever seen I hope we give away our 25 pick for him

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