Kam Chancellor gets three year extension with Seahawks

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 05: Strong safety Kam Chancellor
SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 05: Strong safety Kam Chancellor /

Two years after a holdout stunted the beginning of Kam Chancellor’s season, the Seattle Seahawks have signed the strong safety to a three-year extension.

According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the Seahawks and Kam Chancellor agreed to a three-year extension for $36 million with $25 million in guaranteed money.

The extension will not make Chancellor the highest paid safety in the game. Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs and Reshad Jones of the Miami Dolphins still will make more, if one factors in guaranteed money.

Chancellor plays for the Seahawks though, of course. 12s will not really care which other safeties make more money. The Seahawks are simply not the same when Chancellor and Earl Thomas are not on the field. Chancellor is the enforcer. He sets the tone for physicality among the members of the Legion of Boom. Chancellor is one of the three best safeties in Seahawks history.

In training camp this week, Chancellor said he wants to retire as a member of the Seahawks. At the end of this new extension, Chancellor will be 32 years old. While NFL players can play beyond 32, Chancellor’s brand of football does not lend itself to an extremely long career. While it is still unknown if the extension will start this season or in 2018, his current contract should cement that he retires with Seattle.

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Chancellor’s contract extension also shows once again that the Seahawks will reward players who have performed well for several years. The team’s loyalty mirrors Seattle’s fanbase. 12s are a loyal group. Chancellor is one of the teams best players and a fan-favorite. While the reality of the NFL means players will get cut for cap reasons and age, Seattle mostly works in a different way.

Because of this, Chancellor will be in Seattle for several more years. Likely, until the end of his career.