Free agent safety Earl Thomas has decided to take his talents to Baltimore according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Thomas will sign a four-year $55 million deal with $32 million guaranteed.
Former Seahawks’ S Earl Thomas intends to sign a four-year, $55 million deal that includes $32 million fully guaranteed at signing with the Baltimore Ravens, league source tells ESPN. Deal includes $22 million in first nine months.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019
Thomas spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, but decided to move on after the “Legion of Boom” secondary is no longer there. He is a six-time Pro Bowler and helped the Seahawks win the Super Bowl following the 2014 season.
In his career, Thomas has 684 total tackles, 67 passes defended and 28 interceptions.
It was initially reported that Thomas would sign with the Cleveland Browns, but now the consensus is that Thomas will be a Raven.
Baltimore has a need at safety after cutting Eric Weddle, making him a free agent. Thomas will be asked to be a leader on the defense as Weddle, C.J. Mosely, Za’Darius Smith and Terrell Suggs have all left the team this offseason.