Earl Thomas DB SEA 10 Months
Seahawks FS Earl Thomas triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $1.575 million to $2.05 million.
Thomas' 2014 salary was also affected, and it jumps from $2.5 million to $3.725 million. Thomas has started all 48 games since being the No. 14 overall pick in the 2010 draft. Over that span, the ball-hawking safety has totaled 240 tackles and ten interceptions. Thomas is a two-time Pro Bowler and has two years left on his rookie deal.
Earl Thomas DB SEA 11 Months
Seahawks FS Earl Thomas triggered $475,000 in incentives by earning a 2012 Pro Bowl berth and steering his team to a playoff win.
Thomas triggered the $200K Pro Bowl bonus before intercepting Robert Griffin III in Seattle's Wild Card Round win over Washington. Arguably the top young free safety in football, 23-year-old Thomas finished 2012 with 66 tackles, a forced fumble, and three picks. Now a two-time Pro Bowler through three NFL seasons, Thomas already has ten regular season interceptions in his career.
Earl Thomas DB SEA Dec 27 '11
FS Earl Thomas is the first Seahawk to make the Pro Bowl since 2008-09.
The Seahawks sent LB Julian Peterson and legendary OT Walter Jones that season. A first-round pick in 2010, Thomas has graded out as the eighth best safety in the league by Pro Football Focus after having an up-and-down rookie year.
Earl Thomas DB SEA Sep 15 '11
Seahawks FS Earl Thomas is drawing comparisons to Troy Polamalu.
Thomas piled up 75 tackles, five interceptions, a forced fumble and seven passes defensed as a rookie last season. "Both appear to be moving at a different speed," said Steelers coach Mike Tomlin of Thomas and Polamalu. With elite safeties like LaRon Landry and Eric Berry sidelined by injury, Thomas is moving up the IDP totem pole.