Earl Thomas Seahawks

Ravens’ Sign Earl Thomas

Baltimore’s Redemption

The Baltimore Ravens have signed perennial Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas. He is the closest thing this organization has seen since the legendary Ed Reed retired. It is perfect timing in Baltimore after experiencing early attrition this free agency period. They’ve watched Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosely, Eric Weddle, and Za’Darius Smith sign new contracts with different organizations. The soon to be 30-year-old ballhawk from the University of Texas immediately becomes redemption of sorts. He is easily one of the most decorated defenders coming off the market for a $55 million chunk of change ($32 million guaranteed).

The writing was on the wall regarding the fractured relationship between Seattle and Thomas. He had desired a new contract before the start of this season. He threatened a holdout before eventually being a team player and returning to the team. His image was under scrutiny because of his “me first” attitude but he always gave his best efforts for the Seahawks Organization. It came as no surprise after he flipped off his Seahawks bench while being carted off the field following a gruesome leg injury in Week 4. His frustration was obvious given his expiring contract and his desires for a new deal.

Most free agents probably wouldn’t recover in a saturated market following an injury at Thomas’ age. But this is Earl Thomas, former leader of the original Legion of Boom and Super Bowl champion, who wreaks havoc on the gridiron. His history of game-changing plays proved to be enough for Baltimore’s front office. His game and his leadership is more than deserving in a league that spends millions on marginal talent. The Ravens welcome his services.

Until then, stay thirsty! JT out.

James Torres

James Torres

ProFootball Free Lance Writer at SportsTalkLine.com
ProFootball Free Lance Writer for @profootballtalkline Network covering Da Chicago Bears.. Chicago Professional Sports Fan, Sport Administrator, Educator, Yogi, and Truth-Seeker. #findyourflow #beardown Follow me on Twitter @00jt77

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email
Thank you for being here – We would like to ask for your help. Sports Talk Line’s independent sports journalism is a unique offering in the world of sports. As we bring you independent sports content WE MADE A CHOICE and unlike many sports news organizations, we have chosen a methodology to operate that allows every reader access to this much needed independent reporting. We are sports fans ourselves, not suits on 5th avenue. Every contribution, large or small, directly supports independent sports journalism. Your support is what allows our incredible group of freelance writers to continue to hone their craft and bring you accurate sports news. But there is always a new month. We have to continue to receive support from our readers in order to keep this alive. Help us make independent sports journalism an ongoing reality. Click here to Support Sports Talk Line for as little as $1 – only a moment of your time to help keep independent sports journalism alive  – Thank you.

Leave a Comment