The Legion of Boom may be no more heading into the 2018 NFL season. The Seattle Seahawks' secondary has taken a major step back from their dominance and t
According to reports, there's a good chance the Seahawks could make cornerback Richard Sherman or safety Earl Thomas available for trade at the NFL Combine.
Draft analyst Tony Pauline's got the scoop, and here's what he had to say:
"I’m told there’s a good chance the Seattle Seahawks dangle either Richard Sherman or Earl Thomas in trade talks this week. Thomas is more marketable, as he’s in the final year of his contract and is due $10.4 million in 2018 -- $2.8 million less than Sherman, who watched his season end with a torn Achilles last November and will turn 30 in March."
This would make things a lot more interesting heading into the free agency period.
Sherman has just one year left on a four-year extension and is scheduled to make $13.2 million this season. He's been one of the NFL's top corners but may have already seen his best days.
Thomas is the more intriguing trade target. He's still playing at an All-Pro level and enters the final year of his current contract. With a potential holdout coming ahead of training camp, it looks like the Seahawks are more inclined to move Thomas than pay him, despite previous reports.
That's not surprising, considering Thomas hasn't been shy about the possibility of playing for other teams like the Dallas Cowboys.
Why #Seahawks S Earl Thomas told me he won’t return to Seattle without a contract extension and what he was thinking when he walked into the Cowboys locker room #earlthomas #ProBowl pic.twitter.com/lbcs1pWsnf— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) January 27, 2018
Trading Sherman and Thomas would shift the entire landscape in Seattle but it looks like John Schneider and the front office are ready to go a different direction.