The Seahawks will soon be without Earl Thomas. There is nothing official about his leaving the team but 12s should consider Thomas gone.
The Seahawks will not be re-signing Earl Thomas. The safety has not signed with another team yet but he will. I am not saying I know which team Thomas will sign with or that there is any unofficial official news. But 12s know it: Earl Thomas will no longer be a Seahawk.
Because it is the offseason and media outlets need something dramatic to write about, there have been reports this week that Thomas has enrolled his children into Austin, Texas city schools. Who cares and why does it matter? Thomas is from Texas and he played at the University of Texas. His enrolling his children in Austin is a lot like saying the Virgin Mary enrolled Jesus in the public school system of Bethlehem. In other words, what Thomas did is not news. (And no, I am not saying Thomas is the Virgin Mary. For you to think that would be weird.)
But we all also know how Thomas left the field in week four of 2018 after being injured. He flipped the Seahawks sideline off while being carted away. Unless he simply hated one of the people who brought water to the team during the game, one can safely assume his finger was really pointed towards Seattle management. The team chose not to extend Thomas prior to 2018 and Earl was upset at that.
Even 12s aren’t really talking about Thomas coming back. And maybe the Seahawks don’t need him. Sure, his talent is better than what Seattle has on its current roster but his attitude hurts the team. Would Kam Chancellor have flipped off Seattle’s sidelines while leaving the field? No. Because Chancellor cared more about the team than he did himself. Thomas was the opposite.
The Seahawks should let Thomas go. He has been getting more injured as he has gotten older and is not a team-first guy. It is too bad Thomas didn’t learn more from Chancellor during his time in Seattle. Thomas would have been the better person for it.