Seattle Seahawks: 30 greatest players in franchise history
One of the greatest modern Seahawks, Earl Thomas has, in ways, revolutionized the safety position. A truly elite athlete with blazing speed, uncanny instincts and a nose for the football, it’s a surprise the rest of the NFL let him slide to Seattle at No. 14 overall.
And yet, here he is as the last remaining member of the Legion of Boom (unless you count Byron Maxwell). Although his legacy has soured a bit in recent years with contract disputes and a potential trade on the horizon, there’s no denying he’s made a monumental impact on this franchise and its recent string of successful seasons.
No one’s going to argue that Thomas was instrumental in the Seahawks’ back-to-back Super Bowl appearances in 2013-14. Before injuries started to take him off the field more often than fans would’ve liked, he was busy racking up three First-Team All-Pro honors and five Pro Bowl selections in a row.
In his eight seasons with Seattle, Thomas has notched 662 total tackles, 25 interceptions, 11 forced fumbles, three defensive touchdowns and countless game-changing plays. It seems like his time in town is nearing its end, but that doesn’t take away from all he’s done in those eight years.