Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas broke his leg in game four. That means the all original members of the “Legion of Boom” secondary are gone. ECS takes a look at the new guys filling their positions.
As of week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals when Earl Thomas III broke his leg, this is the first time that all the members of the Seattle Seahawks original LOB secondary have been off the field since their inception. We take a look at the new faces and see if they deserve to don the label of the “Legion of Boom.”
The Original Legion
When the name “Legion of Boom” was coined the original four members of the Seattle Seahawks secondary were Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas III, and Brandon Browner. This group helped the Seattle Seahawks become the NFL’s top overall defense a few years in a row.
After the 2013 season and a Super Bowl win, though he didn’t play in the championship game due to suspension, cornerback Brandon Browner left in free agency to the New England Patriots. He went on to win another Super Bowl against his former team, Seattle.
The next members of the original “Legion” to come off the field were Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor in 2017. They were both injured in the same game against the Arizona Cardinals. Sherman ruptured his Achilles tendon and Chancellor got injured with a neck stinger, both injuries ended their respective seasons. In Chancellor’s case, the injury ended his career. Sherman was cut by the Seahawks at the end of the season due to injury concerns. He signed with the San Fransisco 49ers.
Lastly, Earl Thomas III. Thomas broke his leg during the Seahawks week four game against the Arizona Cardinals. Thomas was on pace for his best season in the NFL. Due to Thomas’ pending free agency, training camp holdout and final flip off in Phoenix, it’s unlikely he returns to the Seahawks, ever.