Earl Thomas gets $32 million fully guaranteed at signing

AP

Former Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has broken the same leg twice. That didn’t stop him from breaking the bank. (See what I did there?)

Per a league source, Thomas will receive $32 million fully guaranteed at signing as part of his four-year, $55 million deal with the Ravens. Here’s the full breakdown:

1. Signing bonus: $20 million.

2. 2019 base salary: $2 million, fully guaranteed.

3. 2020 base salary: $10 million, fully guaranteed.

4. 2021 base salary: $11 million.

5. 2022 base salary: $12 million.

That’s it. It’s that simple, and that straightforward.

Maybe other teams and agents should take that as a hint as to how easy it can all be.

18 responses to “Earl Thomas gets $32 million fully guaranteed at signing

  1. He only plays the guaranteed years.. or he doesn’t but he will be on the roster. I’m so glad Stephen Jones didn’t give him a deal with Dallas. This is how you know Jerry Jones doesn’t make player personal decisions anymore

  2. Good for Earl.
    The Legion of Boom is officially done.
    Browner, Chancellor, Sherman and Thomas all gone.
    What a great defense to watch, it was fun.

  3. One way to put it: Thomas is locked in for a minimum of 2 years, and if cut at that point he would have counted $22M against the cap with another $10M in dead cap (ouch). So it’s very very likely that he will be kept for 3 years, and if cut then he would have counted $38M against the cap with a still-large $5M dead cap charge. He’s going to be fairly pricey and if he does anything but play out his full deal will also decently hurt to let go.

  4. Harbaugh isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. With that being said, the Ravens WAY OVERPAID for this injury prone player. Simply delicious!

  5. I would bet that he plays three elite years, gets an extension and in five years retires. He then goes into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2030. If he never makes it back to the SB, I hope he considers going in as a Seahawk.

  6. That’s a lot of money for a guy with his injury history. If he gets hurt I’m sure he’ll flip the team off for playing him.

  7. Earl Thomas isn’t scared of any of those guys. He’s a HOF player, most of them aren’t.

  8. That’s the Raven way. Players want to come to Bmore. Early Thomas is a playmaker. Everyone on here saying he isn’t is just mad your team didn’t sign him.

  9. Torn on this one. Thomas should have been paid more than EBerry from the very beginning. So the fact he got overpaid on this contract kind of makes up for that.

  10. Watch him take out his own players on defense attempting to make tackles. He was always propped up by Sherman and Kam. What did ET do in 2 SB’s? Did you see him simply stare at Amendola in the end zone rather than attempt to cover him to breakup a passing TD? ET is as responsible for losing SB50 as Wilson or the OC, or Pete Carroll. But good for ET to get a 2nd contract.

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