On Tuesday, the Seattle Seahawks signed starting safety Kam Chancellor to a three-year extension worth $36 million. Chancellor has been a member of Seattle since 2010 when the team drafted him in the fifth round. He is known for being a nice size hard-hitting safety that stands at 6'3 weighing 232 lbs. Kam is one of the first members of the Seahawks "Legion of Boom" defense that led them to a Super Bowl title in 2013.

In his seven year career with Seattle, he has garnered a total of 557 tackles and 12 interceptions. Last season, he posted 85 tackles and was listed as No. 34 on the NFL's Top 100 Players of 2017. In the Seahawks two playoff games last season, Kam had a total of 12 tackles in both games.

Getting paid for several years of service

Going into this off-season, Chancellor receiving a possible contract extension was one of the main topics of discussion around the league.

He's made the pro bowl for the Seahawks in four of his seven seasons with the team. A lot of people believed Kam was one of the players that truly deserved a pay raise. Starting at safety alongside pro bowler Earl Thomas, he helped Seattle's defense become recognized as the toughest the NFL has to offer for about the last four seasons.

During the 2013 season, Chancellor had his best all-around year when he recorded a total of 99 tackles and 3 interceptions.

That year, his play was a huge part of the reason the Seahawks were able to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history. In 2014 he was rewarded by the team with a contract worth $34 million. Although the Hawks haven't been able to win another title since 2013, that hasn't slowed down the play of Chancellor and he continues to be considered one of the best defensive backs in the NFL.

Upcoming season

The Seahawks are coming off a season in which they were eliminated by the NFC champion Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round of the playoffs.

However, the team was playing without one of its' key members of the "Legion of Boom" in Earl Thomas. The injury to Thomas put more pressure on Chancellor and CB Richard Sherman to lead the defense. In two postseason games last season, Chancellor recorded a combined 16 tackles but failed to come up with any takeaways.

This season, the Seahawks are planning on returning back to their dominance in the NFC conference.

There was speculation this off-season that the team was planning to trade Richard Sherman. However, the rumors have proven to not be true and the team looks to keep the "Legion of Boom" a little while longer. Now, extending the contract of Chancellor for an extra three years confirms that that is the team's true intentions.

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