Earl Thomas asks Seahawks either to extend him or “let’s make a trade happen”

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Earl Thomas recently began following the Dallas Cowboys’ official Instagram account. He’s made no secret of his desire to play for America’s Team, beginning with his chasing down Jason Garrett to tell the coach to “come get me” after Seattle’s victory in Arlington late last season.

The Cowboys remain interested in dealing for Thomas, a native Texan who played at the University of Texas. As long as Thomas remains unhappy with his contract — and presumably absent from the Seahawks — the trade talk isn’t likely to diminish.

The Seahawks safety, who skipped the team’s mandatory minicamp, asked for either an extension or a trade in an Instagram post Monday.

“Always been the underdog ain’t nothing new,” Thomas wrote. “Extend . . . if you don’t want me let’s make a trade happen. I understand it’s a bizz.”

Thomas, 29, is scheduled to make $8.5 million in the final year of his current contract.

50 responses to “Earl Thomas asks Seahawks either to extend him or “let’s make a trade happen”

  1. If he does get traded to Dallas, and he might, who knows, their idiot fans will consider Jerruh a genius one again, not realizing it’s been two and half decades. He knows how to fill a stadium.

  2. Wait….Earl is still under contract? Sorry Earl….maybe you should talk to your agent about why he thought it was a good idea that you sign the previous contract. You have little choice here man…

  3. He’s being paid as one of the top safeties in the league already. The Seahawks should call his bluff and say “okay sit then”. He will leave 10 million in Seattle that he can never get back. Let him NOT get paid that already beefy contract.

    The Seahawks just got bitten on the Kam Chancellor contract extension, you think they want to make another roll of the dice so quickly?

    If Earl was only making five mil I could understand all this nonsense and why he might sit but not at the contract he has. As a Seahawks fan, I’m pretty much ready to move on from all of them and start fresh. Richard Sherman ralking smack AGAIN about the team that gave him his opportunity in the 5th round and believed in him when nobody else did.

    Hey Richard, that SuperBowl ring is a SEAHAWK logo in diamonds…looking right at you everytime you glance at it. Good luck forgetting.

    I knew Richard was always pretty classless, but now I know he is just a D. Entire city used to love him now the entire city hates him…I mean who does that? Does he think niner fans like him now?

  4. Let me start by saying that ANYONE playing under contract for one team that would solicit the opposing coach is a man of very low character

  5. seahawkboymike says:
    July 16, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    Show up to camp and collect your $8 million dollars Earl. Then we’ll talk.

    Thomas for Gronk, in August. Watch for it.

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    Trade him to the Colts for the #2 draft pick next season (probably #33 overall) and let him wallow in misery while finishing the season is last place in the AFC South

  6. I can understand both sides of it but he should come in like Bennett and Lynch did and then he can talk a deal. Play lights outs this year and during the year get the extension or trade him for a very good player and a 2-3 rounder. I love Earl but he is a little strange but one hell of a player. Sign Eric Reid, 26 year old pro bowler on the cheap and compete, compete, compete~ Go Hawks!

  7. It would be in Seattle’s best interests to trade him while they can still get something for him. They can call his bluff all they want, dude knows he’s going to be getting paid next year

  8. Hey Earl,

    If you really want a trade convince someone you are worth something more than a second rounder. 1st and a 3rd at minimum or get your butt into camp.

  9. For those who’s saying that he should honor his contract… How about teams honoring the contract too and never cutting a player?

    Teams cut players everyday. Where’s the outcry?

  10. The facts are, Thomas, who is an all-pro caliber safety, wants a new deal and would prefer to play for the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys can use Thomas to help a very young,talented secondary and can Afford to pay him the money he wants. To their credit, from what ive read, the front office is not initiating any talks at this time but rather has left that squarely on Seattle, which has less and less leverage by the day. Schnieder can try to ignore the elephant in the room and 12s can be in denial, but by the end of this month ET III will be in a different uniform.

  11. Dallas has Dak and Zeke contracts coming up. Big mistake to sign a 29 year old safety for big $$.If Jerrah is truly being phased out (hopefully) it won’t happen.Thomas is going to want too much $$.

  12. Facts are that Thomas is a Hall of Fame caliber player and worthy of getting something significant in trade for him. Either he plays here or he gets the Seahawks Hall ofFame player draft picks in compensation. He’s hoping they’ll let him go for peanuts and the press is feeding the idea that its Seattle’s only option.

    Unfortunately that isn’t the case. They have the cap space to hold on to his contract andrights until they get the right offer. If he holds out they start getting the cap relief for each game check he misses and he’s still stuck in Seattle.

    This front office has a track record of not negotiating with holdouts until the come in and practice/play. I for one have no problems with this. Don’t blink and make sure the team gets the compensation a player of his caliber warrants.

    The denial is in the press and in the Thomas camp.

    sportoficionado says:
    July 16, 2018 at 8:45 pm
    The facts are, Thomas, who is an all-pro caliber safety, wants a new deal and would prefer to play for the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys can use Thomas to help a very young,talented secondary and can Afford to pay him the money he wants. To their credit, from what ive read, the front office is not initiating any talks at this time but rather has left that squarely on Seattle, which has less and less leverage by the day. Schnieder can try to ignore the elephant in the room and 12s can be in denial, but by the end of this month ET III will be in a different uniform.

  13. Shehawks should just tell him to play……ot forfeit 8 millions dollars…idiot has zero leverage, its not like him being on the field will be the difference between making the playoffs or not….

    Have a little cheese with yourvwhine.

  14. Coupon Email says:
    July 16, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    For those who’s saying that he should honor his contract… How about teams honoring the contract too and never cutting a player?

    Teams cut players everyday. Where’s the outcry?

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    That’s not quite how it works…Those same contracts stipulate the team’s right to cut players for x,y,z reason. So players agree to those terms whenever they sign. But you can still “outcry” as much as you like.

  15. 700levelvet says:
    July 16, 2018 at 7:41 pm
    If he does get traded to Dallas, and he might, who knows, their idiot fans will consider Jerruh a genius one again, not realizing it’s been two and half decades. He knows how to fill a stadium.
    ———————————————————-
    Well, it is the most valuable franchise in all of sports. The Cowboys have heritage and respect, despite Jerry. The eagles, who have wallowed in mediocrity for 60 years but recently finally won one, now have an X squarely on their backs and play a schedule that will leave them missing the playoffs. The idiots of Philly are already penciling themselves into the Bowl…

  16. He posted this statement on Instagram. What is the thinking/purpose/negotiating tactic in doing that? Tell the front office through your agent. What is his agenda posting something like that? How stupid.

  17. Schnieder can try to ignore the elephant in the room and 12s can be in denial, but by the end of this month ET III will be in a different uniform.

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    Don’t make the mistake of thinking we don’t want him in a different uniform next year, at this point I’m ready to put my Earl Thomas jerseys on my wife’s no-buy group on the internet.

    But I would rather make him sit and honor his contract than accept peanuts if for nothing else set a standard for future negotiations with other Seahawks players. Accepting a 5th rounder or something ridiculous like that would just put egg on Seattle’s face.

    Earl doesn’t make that much money, 10 million dollars will be a significant loss.

  18. “Always been the underdog ain’t nothing new,” Thomas wrote

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    Not sure about that. Dude’s been one of the premier safeties of the league for the last several years. I’ve never considered him an underdog. He’s a beast.

  19. @ 700levelvet

    “If he does get traded to Dallas, and he might, who knows, their idiot fans will consider Jerruh a genius one again, not realizing it’s been two and half decades. He knows how to fill a stadium.”

    One Lombardi in your team’s existence, and you are flapping the gums pretty loudly and disrespectfully. And it is the Dallas fans that are idiots?

    Thomas to Dallas has got you worried. We all get it.

  20. Coupon Email says:
    July 16, 2018 at 8:45 pm
    For those who’s saying that he should honor his contract… How about teams honoring the contract too and never cutting a player?

    Teams cut players everyday. Where’s the outcry?

    ######################

    Scrubs get cut. We don’t want no scrubs. Scrubs aint never gonna get no love from me.

  21. Oh, OK Earl. Whatever you say Buddy. Just write up your own contract or trade and we’ll take care of you. If we don’t get it done feel free to take a knee during the anthem to protest this oppression.

  22. I agree with Trading Earl Thomas. But definitely not to the Cowboys. Send him to an AFC team that is declining..i.e. the colts or the dolphins or some team that is desperate about getting blue chip players.

  23. Earl showed his colors on national tv running after Garrett telling him to come get me..so is anyone surprised? The guy is a top paid safety in the league, and after the team he won a SB with, the city that loved him need him to be a leader, he wants out.. me me me.. disappointing Earl, like a school in summertime – no class

  24. “Extend . . . if you don’t want me let’s make a trade happen. I understand it’s a biz.”

    .. EXTEND!

    Pay the man. Get through this lean year, with Wagner and ET the D can get back to being top 5 in 2019. Hopefully you’ve fixed the offense by then.

  25. Thomas for Gronk, in August. Watch for it.
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    Pats fans insist they have good safeties. Not sure I buy it after that Super Bowl.

    Gronk could retire at any point. Earl should have at least 3 prime-type years left.

    I don’t think that’s the deal.

  26. July 17, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Giants Last Superbowl Win 2012
    Redskins Last Superbowl Win 1992
    Cowboys Last Superbowl Win 1996
    Eagles last Superbowl Win 2017
    _____________________________________

    Super Bowl Championships:
    Dallas Cowboys 5
    NY Giants 4
    Wash Redskins 3
    Phil Eagles 1

  27. Dumb to extend him unless it’s part of a sign and trade.

    Love ET but he’s always been undersized and the last couple years it’s began catching up to him with injuries.

    You don’t give a guy at 29 an extended guaranteed contract.

    Or you end up with Bam Bam or Bennett…

  28. tedbundysson says:
    July 16, 2018 at 8:57 pm
    Dallas has Dak and Zeke contracts coming up. Big mistake to sign a 29 year old safety for big $$.If Jerrah is truly being phased out (hopefully) it won’t happen.Thomas is going to want too much $$.

    Dallas will have over 72 million in cap space next year!!

  29. Giants Last Superbowl Win 2012
    Redskins Last Superbowl Win 1992
    Cowboys Last Superbowl Win 1996
    Eagles last Superbowl Win 2017
    _____________________________________

    Super Bowl Championships:
    Dallas Cowboys 5 1996
    NY Giants 4 2012
    Wash Redskins 3 1992
    Phil Eagles 1 2018

    1996 and counting

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