Word came out earlier that Terrell Thomas will be signing a deal with the Seattle Seahawks. He will provide Pete Carroll with depth along what many in the NFL feel is the best secondary in the league. Carroll was Thomas’ college coach while they were both at USC.
It is ironic that the Hawks decided to go after Thomas, after his former team, the New York Giants, seemed to replace him with former Seahawk Walter Thurmond.
After an amazing season with the Giants in 2010, Thomas couldn’t stay on the field. He broke the 100 tackle hurdle that season, but missed the next two full seasons with knee injuries. He finally came back to the Giants last season and was part of a top 10 secondary. The Seahawks saw a player who they could maximize talent-wise.
Not only did the Seahawks lose Thurmond to the Giants, but they also lost Brandon Browner to the New England Patriots. Now they have someone who, at one point during his career, was a No. 1 quality CB.
The Seahawks are going to make Thomas’ career once again. He is going to look stellar as part of the Legion of Boom, which already includes in likes of Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas. The defense of the defending champions just got a lot better with one late offseason signing. He is going to be able to play at his own pace, and will be in a position to make more interceptions than ever. This is the perfect opportunity for Thomas to continue his rise back to relevance.
It is reportedly a one-year deal for Thomas. That will give him an opportunity to prove himself, and possibly make himself more money next offseason. This is a win-win deal for both sides.