Report: Chiefs have been persistent in inquiring about Earl Thomas
The Kansas City Chiefs have been the best offensive team in the NFL through the first three weeks of the season, and they are apparently determined to get better on the other side of the ball as they look to contend for a Super Bowl.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday that the Chiefs have “emerged as a candidate” to trade for All-Pro safety Earl Thomas if the Seattle Seahawks decide to move him. It’s unclear if the Chiefs and Seahawks have had actual discussions about a deal, but Jeffri Chadiha of NFL.com was told by a source that Kansas City has been persistent in inquiring.
Chiefs safety Eric Berry is rehabbing from a torn Achilles he suffered in Week 1 of the 2017 season, and he is expected to resume on-field work soon. Chadiha reports that Kansas City’s interest in Thomas is not indicative of any concerns with Berry’s health, which would indicate the Chiefs are looking to pair the two star safeties together.
Thomas is in the final year of his contract with the Seahawks, and they have seemed hesitant to either trade him or give him an extension. However, their stance may have changed when the 29-year-old went to great lengths last week to show the team how unhappy he is.