Report: Earl Thomas also drawing trade interest
The Seattle Seahawks’ offseason overhaul could be claiming yet another.
Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reported on Monday that the Seahawks had “open ears” at last week’s NFL Scouting Combine and that safety Earl Thomas drew trade interest in addition to defensive lineman Michael Bennett, whose name had previously been mentioned in trade rumors.
Been told by a few teams the #Seahawks had open ears at the #NFLCombine. Seattle trade commodities drawing interest: defensive tackle Michael Bennett and safety Earl Thomas. Nothing imminent. But hearing Seattle would like to remedy having zero draft picks in 2nd and 3rd round.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 5, 2018
The six-time Pro Bowler Thomas started 14 games for Seattle last season, recording 88 combined tackles, seven pass deflections, and two interceptions. A career-long Seahawk, he will become a free agent after the 2018 campaign.
Robinson’s account seems to contradict what we heard earlier in the winter. We do know however that the Seahawks are entertaining the idea of a roster rebuild of sorts, and trading the soon-to-be 29-year-old Thomas near the peak of his value in order to get younger may make sense for them at this juncture.