Thomas
Earl Thomas
Earl Thomas
Earl Thomas
Earl Thomas
29-Year-Old S
2017 Defensive Stats
2018 Defensive Projections
TCKL
88
SACKS
0.0
INT
2
FF
1
TD
1
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
With free agency looming next summer, Thomas has made it clear he wants an extension or to be traded. In fact, he relayed in June that he'll hold out until his contract is addressed. The veteran safety averaged 6.3 tackles per game in 2017 - the second-best of his career -... read more
With free agency looming next summer, Thomas has made it clear he wants an extension or to be traded. In fact, he relayed in June that he'll hold out until his contract is addressed. The veteran safety averaged 6.3 tackles per game in 2017 - the second-best of his career - so it's not out of bounds to think he deserves a generous deal. How those negotiations unravel are another issue, though. Regardless, whenever and wherever Thomas is on the field, he'll be a coveted IDP asset.
2018 ADP: 289.3
Bye Week: 7
STATUS: Out    INJURY: Personal   
HT: 5'10"   WT: 202 lbs.   DOB: 5/7/1989   College: Texas   Drafted: 1st Rd, #14 Overall in 2010Show Contract
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Earl Thomas Contract Info:
Signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Seahawks in April of 2014.
Doesn't report to training camp
SSeattle Seahawks
Personal
July 26, 2018
The Seahawks placed Thomas on the Reserve/Did Not Report list Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic Seattle reports.
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Earl Thomas NFL Stats
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2017 Depth Chart Status
Earl Thomas is not listed on the Seattle Seahawks depth Chart.
Snap Counts
  • 2017 Defensive Snaps:
    925
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
978
57
2016
693
27
2017
925
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other Ss)

Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   202 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.43 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   31.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   0 in
Not Available
Broad Jump:   113 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   21 reps
WEAK
Seattle Seahawks Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Earl Thomas 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Earl Thomas 2017 Preseason Outlook
    One of the best safeties in the league, Thomas heads into 2017 looking to rebound after a disheartening end to the 2016 campaign. The hard-hitting defensive back was placed on injured reserve after fracturing his tibia in Week 13, ending his season with 48 tackles, 10 pass defensed, two interceptions and a touchdown in 11 contests. While the injury was devastating, even causing Thomas to question retirement last season, the Pro Bowler is expected to be good and ready for the start of the regular season. Once the most dominant portion of an electrifying defense, the Legion of Boom has plenty of uncertainty heading into 2017 given Thomas and Kam Chancellor's injuries and Richard Sherman's discontent with the team. Although Thomas took a step back last season, it'd be foolish to not consider a top IDP safety as long as he can remain healthy.
  3. Earl Thomas 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Thomas has been maddeningly difficult to forecast from year to year. The skill set is a constant – he's simply an excellent safety, one of the best in recent memory – but his presence in the box score has proven highly volatile for whatever reason. It's safe to say he's one of the best bets among safeties to produce a standout interception total in any given year, but the tackle totals fluctuate wildly. He has three seasons with 92 or more, but the other three saw 71 or fewer tackles logged. Still, Thomas is worth selecting in this range because he has DB1 upside if you get the tackling version.
  4. Earl Thomas 2015 Preseason Outlook
    The league's premier playmaker at free safety, Thomas has even more interception upside than his career stats show — he's rangy, athletic and runs like a cornerback even as he provides a big-hitting presence in the secondary. He has 16 interceptions in five seasons but could be due for an interception spree behind's Seattle's fierce pass rush after snagging just one last season. He's had nearly 100 tackles in three of the last four years, a fluky 61-tackle season in 2012 the lone exception. Thomas played with a torn labrum in the Super Bowl and might not be ready for training camp, but is expected to be healthy for Week 1.
  5. Earl Thomas 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Thomas has always earned extremely high marks for his effectiveness in real football terms – he's widely recognized as one of the top players on Seattle's league-best defense – but his IDP utility never really matched his real-life value before last season. His 92-tackle 2011 season was sandwiched between a 71-tackle 2010 rookie season and a 61-tackle 2012 season, so he didn't seem like much of a tackle-source heading into last year. Thomas went off in 2013, making 105 stops (78 solo) to go along with five interceptions, increasing his career interception total to 15. While Thomas' year-to-year tackle fluctuation implies that he might be a bit more risky than some of the other players in this range, his risk factor is offset a bit by his consistency in coverage. He has two five-interception seasons in his five-year career, and he should continue making plays in coverage thanks to Seattle's dominant pass rush forcing bad throws.
  6. Earl Thomas 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Thomas is coming off a remarkably weak IDP campaign in which he totaled just 61 tackles, but that number seems like a fluke, and few safeties have Thomas' ball skills. After such an improbably unproductive year, it's time for the pendulum to swing back for Thomas. He had 92 tackles in the 2011 season, and he's due for a breakout interception season after pulling in only five over the last two seasons. A stronger Seattle pass rush should help him on that front.
  7. Earl Thomas 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Thomas was the heavy favorite to be Seattle's the top IDP option last year, but his failure to meet that mark had more to do with Kam Chancellor's surprising ascent rather than any decline on Thomas' part. The 2010 first-round pick finished last year with 98 tackles (69 solo) and two interceptions. It was basically the opposite stat line than what was expected from Thomas, who is known for his coverage skills rather than his tackling ability. He remains one of the league's most talented safeties, in any case, so he could find a happy medium between last year's tackle-heavy stats and the turnover potential he showed as a rookie when he intercepted five passes. It's worth noting that though Thomas' ceiling doesn't appear to be as high as Chancellor's, Thomas' floor is arguably higher since he hasn't missed a game in his two NFL seasons.
  8. Earl Thomas 2011 Preseason Outlook
    The list of safeties that can match Thomas’ potential as a coverage specialist is very short. The 14th overall pick from the 2010 draft is a rangy playmaker with cornerback-like speed and generally good instincts. His short-term fantasy value might be limited due to his modest run-stopping abilities, however, as he finished last year with a mostly average total of 76 tackles (64 solo). He really hit the rookie wall toward the end of the year, totaling just 13 tackles (11 solo) in his last five games, but the 22-year-old should be more consistent in his sophomore season.
  9. Earl Thomas 2010 Preseason Outlook
    The 14th overall pick in the 2010 Draft, Thomas is expected to start at free safety for Pete Carroll’s Seahawks, replacing Jordan Babineaux whose 104 tackles ranked fifth among defensive backs last season. At 5-10, 197, Thomas is a touch on the small side for an NFL safety — he’s more of a cornerback/safety ‘tweener at this point — but is highly regarded for his ball-hawking skills. He’s not known for his tackling, but as Babineaux showed last season, the opportunities should be there. And whatever tackles he leaves on the field, he should make up for it with picks as he has great range.
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Doesn't report to training camp
SSeattle Seahawks
Personal
July 26, 2018
The Seahawks placed Thomas on the Reserve/Did Not Report list Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic Seattle reports.
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Plans to hold out
SSeattle Seahawks
Personal
June 10, 2018
Thomas announced via his personal Twitter that he plans to hold out of all team activities until his contract situation is resolved.
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Likely to attend minicamp
SSeattle Seahawks
June 7, 2018
Head coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that he expects Earl Thomas to be in attendance at the team's mandatory minicamp next week, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports.
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Still not with team
SSeattle Seahawks
May 7, 2018
Thomas still isn't attending the Seahawks' offseason program, but head coach Pete Carroll hopes the safety will report for OTAs in late May, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Not expected to hold out
SSeattle Seahawks
April 20, 2018
Per general manager John Schneider, Thomas will not hold out in 2018 even if he doesn't have a new contract, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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