Four-year extension makes Earl Thomas NFL's highest paid safety
E.T. is worth every penny of that. In his 5-year career, he's a 3x Pro-Bowler as well as being named 3x All-Pro. And he's only 24 years old (25 in May.) He had 105 tackles last season, and 5 interceptions.
While most media outlets refer to Seattle's defense as lead by Richard Sherman - who is also reportedly nearing an extension - Earl Thomas is the true heart and soul of the squad. As a Seahawks fan, I'm thrilled he was the first of the duo to be locked up.