2) Los Angeles Chargers
Next up is Los Angeles’ AFC team, the Chargers. LAC is a very interesting partner for the Seattle Seahawks. They are a team who has consistently underachieved through the years. With Phillip Rivers at quarterback, their offense has never been an issue, but their defense has historically been one to give up many points.
An all-pro like Thomas would obviously make that defense exponentially better. Los Angeles has plenty of offensive assets to send Seattle in exchange for Thomas. A good trade, in my opinion, would be Earl Thomas for a tight end such as Hunter Henry or a receiver like Mike Williams or Artavis Scott.
A quarterback of Rivers quality doesn’t need the best receivers to make the offense work, and the Chargers really need defensive help. The Seahawks need another viable receiver and a proven pass-catching tight end wouldn’t hurt either. Especially one like Hunter Henry who is often a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses.
Unfortunately, Henry is on injured reserve with a torn ACL, so if the Seahawks are serious about a 2018 playoff spot, that won’t work. An intriguing option is the Chargers 2017 second round pick, guard Forrest Lamp. He missed all of last season with a knee injury and is just about ready to come back. Lamp plays both guard and tackle so he could be part of a solution to replace Germain Ifedi at right tackle. If Seattle can get Lamp and a good pick, they should take it.