Earl Thomas signed a four-year, $55 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens last month, but the 29-year-old still envisions a reunion with the team he spent nine seasons with. Thomas was drafted 14th overall by the Seattle Seahawks during the 2010 draft. His time with the team wasn’t always easy going, but that hasn’t changed his mind about having his number hanging from the rafters at CenturyLink Field.
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) April 10, 2019
Interview With Rich Eisen
Thomas spoke on The Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday about one day putting his Seahawks’ jersey back on one more time. The Texas-native spoke about his desire to eventually signing a one-day contract with the team before he officially hangs up his cleats.
The Ravens safety also stated that he doesn’t want to burn his bridges with the Seahawks organization and the city of Seattle. The two sides had a falling out that then led to the incident of Thomas flipping off the Seahawks sideline after he sustained a broken leg in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Thomas referred to that incident in his interview with Eisen. He stated that his feelings towards the organization were complicated because of his impending free agency on the horizon. Which then led to the gesture that he gave as he was leaving the field with his leg in an Aircast.
Resolution with Seahawks
The Seahawks will have a decision to make with the former Legion of Boom members after they all eventually retire. Time might heal all when it comes to this situation with Thomas and the rest of the LOB.
Currently, the only former-Seahawks who have had their jerseys retired are Steve Largent, Walter Jones, Cortez Kennedy, and Kenny Easley. Each of those players were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and also spent their entire careers with the Seahawks.
So if Thomas is going to have his jersey retired, then the Seahawks will have to break their precedent that they’ve had in place so far in their existence.