Former All-Pro NFL safety Earl Thomas made a name for himself as one of the leaders of the Seattle Seahawks famed ‘Legion of Boom’ defense, a unit that helped the franchise advance to two Super Bowls securing one Lombardi Trophy in the process. Thomas then played for the Baltimore Ravens back in 2019, helping them field a talented defense while making his seventh Pro Bowl. The star safety burned plenty of bridges during his time with the Ravens, as he drew the ire of teammates before eventually punching one of them, fellow safety Chuck Clark, during a practice. Needless to say, he was released by the Ravens, which set off a series of unfortunate events for Thomas off the field. Just a few years later, Thomas is ready for an epic return to the NFL, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Former seven-time Pro-Bowl safety Earl Thomas, who last played for Baltimore in 2019 and who turns 33 in May, said today that he wants to resume his NFL career this season. “I’m ready,” Thomas texted. “I’m in shape. My timing is on point – I’m proud of that.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 22, 2022
Per Schefter, Thomas, who will be 33 years old in May, said he would like to continue his NFL career in 2022. The former Seahawks and Ravens star noted that he is “ready” and “in shape.”
Thomas was one of the highest-graded safeties in the league, per Pro Football Focus, the last time he was wearing an NFL uniform. Still, there are certainly question marks when it comes to Thomas, who hasn’t played a snap in three years.
Thee’s also the matter of his personality, as his exits from both the Seahawks and Ravens certainly weren’t cordial. However, talent can be a powerful deodorant- and Thomas has that in spades, as he owns 30 career interceptions and was widely regarded as the league’s best free safety for years.
Certainly, some NFL team will be willing to take a chance on Thomas.