ARLINGTON, Texas — In an peculiar postgame exchange, Seattle Seahawks giveaway reserve Earl Thomas approached Jason Garrett and urged a Dallas Cowboys manager to acquire him if he were ever to turn available.
Thomas’ criticism to Garrett came after a Seahawks kick Dallas 21-12 during ATT Stadium on Sunday to keep their playoff hopes alive. Cameras showed Thomas using after Garrett and afterwards revelation him, “If y’all got a possibility to come get me, come get me!”
Thomas after reliable that’s what he told Garrett nonetheless simplified that he didn’t indispensably meant anytime soon. Thomas, 28, grew adult in Orange, Texas, and has talked in a past about how most it means to him to play opposite a group he secure for as a child.
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“We had a good win. we feel like we played lights-out. Just emotional,” Thomas said. “I went to a locker room to speak to [Dez] Bryant, and we saw Coach Garrett. I’ve always been a Cowboys fan flourishing up. But a biggest thing when we contend ‘Come get me’ is, we don’t literally meant like, ‘Come get me now.’ I’m still in a primary of my career. we still wish to be here, nonetheless when Seattle kicks me to a curb, greatfully — a Cowboys — come get me. That’s a usually place we would rather be if we get kicked to a curb. So that’s what we meant by it. People take life too serious. That’s only who we am.”
Thomas pronounced Garrett didn’t have most to contend in response. He pronounced he was anticipating to speak with Bryant, a tighten friend, simply to tell him good game.
Thomas has spent his whole career with a Seahawks, who drafted him in a initial turn in 2010. He sealed a four-year, $40 million prolongation after a Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII, and it done him a NFL’s highest-paid reserve during a time. That understanding runs by a 2018 season.
Asked either he has gotten any denote that a Seahawks competence not wish him around most longer, Thomas pronounced with a laugh, “I don’t know. But if they don’t, we know, greatfully come get me.”
Thomas pronounced he’s happy with a Seahawks. “I adore being here,” he said. “This is where we started. we built my résumé here, and I’ve got Kam [Chancellor] and [Richard Sherman], [defensive coordinator Kris Richard]. we don’t wish to leave.”
Thomas was only named to his sixth Pro Bowl and has been a first-team All-Pro 3 times in his career.
The Seahawks have tended to wait until a actor is in or entering a final year of his agreement before giving him an extension, nonetheless defensive finish Michael Bennett final deteriorate was an exception.
Thomas didn’t contend categorically that a Seahawks have not approached him about an extension, nonetheless his comments strongly pragmatic as much.
Asked if he wished a group would start articulate to him about a new deal, Thomas said, “Yeah, that would be a good Christmas present.”
Did he design that to occur already?
“I don’t know,” Thomas said. “I’m only going to keep balling, and hopefully they see a value.”
According to Spotrac.com, Thomas is now a NFL’s fourth-highest-paid giveaway reserve in terms of annual average. Last week, NFL.com reported that Thomas might seek a lift that surpasses a $13 million average that Kansas City’s Eric Berry creates as a league’s top-paid giveaway safety. Thomas pronounced during a time he took note of that agreement when Berry sealed it this past offseason.
Thomas was again deceptive when asked either he senses that a Seahawks might be peaceful to pierce on from him since they have nonetheless to proceed him about an extension.
“I don’t wish to get too low into it, nonetheless it’s a business, and we have good immature guys entrance in,” he said. “And we only never know.”