Ravens sign Earl Thomas to four-year deal
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms to a four-year deal with safety Earl Thomas, according to Adam Schefter. Thomas will $55 million in four years. After losing linebackers Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley and Za’Darius Smith to free agency this is the first big signing for the Ravens.
Thomas is coming off a major leg injury but should still be one of the best safeties in the game. Thomas will replace Safety Eric Weddle who was released and signed with the LA Rams.
Thomas was originally drafted in the 2010 draft by the Seattle Seahawks with the 14th overall pick. Thomas has 28 career interceptions and is a great all around safety.
Thomas has been voted to the Pro Bowl six times and has been an All-Pro three times. Thomas also helped lead Seattle to their first Super Bowl victory.
The Raven fan base was upset with the lack of action in the first two days of free agency. The Ravens get a great safety to play opposite of Tony Jefferson and should be an upgrade from Weddle. Weddle was smart on the field but got beat in coverage and missed tackles regularly.