By Larry GLicken

The Seattle Seahawks made safety Earl Thomas, a long-term deal he couldn’t refuse. They also made the safety a very very rich man. Thanks to the Seattle Seahawks, Thomas will be the highest paid safety in the National Football League. How much money is that?

Far too much to count on one hand, or both sets of fingers for that matter. Thomas helped the Seahawks win a super bowl. The team showed having a great defensive secondary, can win championships, and shut down one of the most productive passers in the history of the NFL.

The Seahawks paid Thomas a lot of money according to the NFL’s Ian Rapoport, the deal was a four-year extension that would pay him $40 million with a base value, and $27.725 million guaranteed. The new deal makes Thomas the first $10 million-per-year safety, and the highest paid defensive back on a multi-year deal. His contract will be up when he’s 29.

Can you imagine that? He will only be 29 years old when his contract is up. Thomas may be able to go out and find another mega-deal, or if he is still playing great football, he could sign another huge deal with the Seattle Seahawks.

You can see the Seattle Seahawks, want to have a dominant defense for years to come.

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