It’s the fourth Friday of the month, which means it’s time for the monthly Seattle Seahawks mailbag. You ask the questions and our Emerald City Swagger staff answers them.
Every fourth Friday of the month our Emerald City Swagger contributors answer your Seattle Seahawks questions.
1) Is there still time for the Seahawks and Earl Thomas to get an extension done?
Ed Stein – I think there is. Earl Thomas is on the Seattle Seahawks right up to the second he isn’t. That means only Seattle can negotiate with him. These are two parties who are deeply invested in each other and are both hurt by the other’s actions regarding an extension.
As much as Thomas said it’s business, for him its personal. Both sides need to swallow a little pride and come to a compromise. They best hurry because the clock is ticking toward the trade deadline on October 30. ET3 has too much value on the trade market to let him walk for nothing.
Herb Nightingale – I know that Earl Thomas wants to get an extension as soon as possible however I believe if they can get it done before the season is over would be the best thing. Otherwise, he will likely go elsewhere when the season is over. Also, there is a possibility that the Seahawks don’t want to re-sign him or want to see how his health goes the rest of the season.
Jordan Cordano – While there may still be time. Everyone and their dog can see that Earl Thomas wants to play somewhere else. Although he has been playing well for Seattle, it’s best that the team and ET3 both part ways as soon as possible.
Andrew Durant – There is always time for an extension, but are they going to do it? That is the question. Earl is a fantastic player, but it seems as Pete Carroll will not be willing to extend players to a third contract unless the player is willing to make the base salary (or close to it).
The Seahawks have been burned a few times with third contracts, Cliff Avril, Kam Chancellor, and Richard Sherman. Though the downfall of these players were due to injury and not their fault, I feel as Carroll is worried about the durability of players after their second contract.