Earl Thomas days of leading the “Legion of Boom” in Seatle are over. All-Pro safety has signed on to play for the Baltimore Ravens. The source said the deal includes $32 million fully guaranteed at signing, with $22 million coming in the first nine months.
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’ contract is now the second-largest among safeties. Redskins’ Landon Collins is first. Thomas tweeted his goodbye message to fans shortly after the details of his new contract were reported.
Thank you Seattle for the love and memories that my family and I will never forget… ❤️☔️
— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) March 13, 2019
The signing is a big one for the Ravens as they recently released safety Eric Weddle while also allowing Terrell Suggs to walk. The addition of Thomas gives the Ravens the best ball-hawking safety since soon to be Hall of Famer Ed Reed retired in 2013. Considering the Ravens play in the same division as the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, they will need strong safety play to battle with those high power offenses.