Seattle Seahawks: 10 good places to trade Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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6) Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are a young team. They have built well through the draft and because of that, have the money to throw at a great player such as Thomas. The Seahawks are in a building mode right now so getting young talent is necessary to continue the process.

One veteran that the Titans have who Seattle needs is offensive lineman Taylor Lewan, one of the best offensive tackles in the game. The Hawks have gotten better on the line this season, but acquiring a quality player like Lewan could make all the difference in the world for Russell Wilson and his pocket protection.

They also have a young linebacker named Rashaan Evans who is a rookie out of Bama, this year’s 22nd overall draft pick. The Titans are high on him but he hasn’t played yet because they don’t believe he is quite ready. He could be decent trade bait though to plug in along with a few more players or picks if the Titans want to try and make a deal for Thomas.

5) Los Angeles Rams

The Los Angeles Rams are stacked, no question about it. They added Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Peters, and Aqib Talib to a defense that was already insane with Aaron Donald wreaking havoc inside the trenches. The one position that could be approved is at free safety.

LaMarcus Joyner is a decent player, but not for the super high standards of this defense. The Rams seem to have all the money in the world and no problem spending it. That coupled with the fact that they are in a “win now” mentality makes Los Angeles’ NFC team contenders for Thomas.

Seattle won’t want to trade Thomas to a division rival. If Los Angeles makes a big offer, don’t be surprised if Carroll and Schneider take the deal. On the flip side, what would it be like for the Seahawks to play a quarter of their season, the next few years, facing Thomas in L.A. and Richard Sherman in San Francisco?