Ravens, Earl Thomas Agree To $55 Million

Ravens, Earl Thomas Agree To $55 Million

The Ravens signed Thomas to a four-year, $55 million contract that includes $32 million guaranteed.

What makes the amount of the Thomas signing extra surprising to me is how he damaged his reputation with a nasty training camp holdout last summer, plus the bad look he created when he flipped off his own Seattle sideline in September as he was carted off the field after breaking his leg in Arizona. Thomas has been selected to six Pro Bowl teams and five All-Pro teams, three of which were first-team selections.

The Ravens' signing of Earl Thomas accomplished both.

Sharing the workload with fellow running back Alvin Kamara the last two seasons, Ingram finished 2018 with 138 carries for 645 yards, averaging 4.7 yards per carry and six touchdowns.

There could be a few smaller free agent signings as the Ravens are known to do.

In a way, it's kind of ironic to see the Ravens bring Thomas on board since it was the Rams that took advantage of Baltimore releasing Eric Weddle before the safety ended up joining the NFC champions.

"Earl Thomas is arguably the best safety of his generation", Long said.

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Thomas had also made it clear he would he happy to head to his home state of Texas and play for Dallas, infamously approaching Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and telling him to "come get me" following a game there on Christmas Eve in 2017.

Rumors circulated Tuesday night that Thomas was talking with the Cleveland Browns. He began his career with the Seattle Seahawks.

The signing is a huge move for the Ravens, who let Eric Weddle leave in free agency earlier this month.

Thomas was one of the original members of the Seahawks' vaunted "Legion of Boom" that carried the franchise to a Super Bowl XLVIII triumph.

Thomas was a first-team All-Pro pick three times.

This past season, Thomas appeared in four games, including four starts. Reports indicated New Orleans turned to Murray to fill Ingram's spot when the Saints and Ingram couldn't reach an agreement on a contract extension.