Seahawks refuse to budge in trade talks involving Earl Thomas
Through the last several months, the Seattle Seahawks have been on shaky ground with star safety Earl Thomas.
This has continued to persist in that direction as the season has worn on with the Seahawks now pushing towards being open to moving Thomas. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Seattle has remained firm in their asking price of a 2019 second-round pick in exchange for the 29-year-old.
Although the Seattle Seahawks are open to trading Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas, they have refused to budge on their asking price of a 2019 second-round draft pick, league sources tell ESPN.
It is an asking price the Seahawks are “stuck” on, according to a source.
There had been some chatter that the Kansas City Chiefs had jumped into the conversation about possibly acquiring Thomas. However, things have yet to progress to the point where a significant offer has been made. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys have continued to linger in the conversation as a possible landing spot for him this season as there was talk earlier this month that the team wanted to restart the dialogue with Seattle.
Things have continued to head south on both sides with Thomas electing to not show up for a couple of practices last week while he has posted some more subtle messages via social media. The Seahawks don’t appear to be hedging toward offering him a new deal to remain with the team past the 2018 campaign.
This situation may ultimately be dictated by the Seahawks’ willingness to budge at their asking price along with the needs of other teams around the league. Only time will tell what will unfold with Thomas’ future in Seattle in the coming weeks.