After Sunday night’s 40-7 win over the Panthers, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson learned that safety Earl Thomas had broken his leg during the game. Wilson also learned that Thomas already had mused on Twitter about retiring.
Wilson brushed off the retirement talk as Thomas reacting in the heat of the moment. A day later, however, Thomas is singing the same tune.
“I’m taking it one day at a time,” Thomas told Ed Werder of ESPN. “I still feel the same way I felt last night.”
Thomas also said that he doesn’t plan to have surgery, and that he doesn’t want to take away from what his team is trying to do.
“You have to remember my team is still fighting I don’t want to become a distraction,” Thomas said.
Thomas may feel differently as days become weeks and weeks become months. By the time the offseason program begins, he may be itching for more action.
If Thomas retires, he’d owe the Seahawks $3.8 million in bonus money previously paid, if they’d be inclined to pursue it.