The number one priority for the Seattle Seahawks front office right now has to be getting contract extensions for Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman.
They anchor the best defense in the league and have spawned a legion of copy-cat secondaries this offseason throughout the NFL. New Orleans has added Jairus Byrd and Champ Bailey, Denver picked up Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward, and New England signed Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis. The word is out that having a big, physical secondary can make life very difficult for other teams.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that the Seahawks need to extend Thomas at all costs, even if it means letting Russell Wilson walk when the time comes. Now it looks like the team may be on the verge of making it happen.
Last night on Twitter Earl Thomas tweeted a message that good news was coming:
Something GOOD is coming right around the corner!!
— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) April 7, 2014
Thomas congratulated head coach Pete Carroll on his extension over the weekend and said he was looking forward to future championships:
Congrats @PeteCarroll on your new deal!! Excited for another championship opportunity…
— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) April 4, 2014
He also tweeted a few days ago that it felt “like Christmas”:
Today feels like Christmas…
— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) April 2, 2014
I doubt that Thomas would be hinting like this unless a deal was imminent. While there has been no official word as of yet, if and when the news breaks we will bring you all the requisite details.