Now that the Seahawks have inked safety Earl Thomas to a four-year, $40 million extension, they can turn their full attention to a guy who will be getting paid even more.
Per a league source, talks between the team and cornerback Richard Sherman are expected to resume today. The status hasn’t changed in the last week, when reports emerged that (as we heard it) overstate the total progress that has been made between the two sides.
Now that the Thomas deal has concluded, the thinking is that the Seahawks will apply a greater degree of urgency to the Sherman talks, with the draft remaining a realistic target for getting the deal done.
The Thomas contract pays more on a true multi-year deal than any other defensive back. He’ll hold that belt for not very long.