Well, this isn't something that you see every day. After the Seattle Seahawks officially eliminated the Dallas Cowboys from playoff contention with a 21-12 win in Dallas, Hawks safety Earl Thomas III followed the Cowboys to their locker room to tell coach Jason Garrett to 'come get him' after the Seahawks 'kick him to the curb.'

Numbered days in Seattle

Though Thomas clarified that he is still in the middle of his prime and his best football, it is impossible to think that Seahawks didn't take any note of this whatsoever.

This may just be step one to getting yourself traded or 'kicked to the curb' sooner than you wanted, though Thomas is a long time Cowboys fan. Thomas has one more year left on his contract after 2017, so are we going to see him out of Seattle before 2019? Thomas six-time Pro Bowler who is still a little over a year from being 30, so he still has a lot of time to play great football, which would be an obvious reason for Seattle to keep him on their roster.

On the other hand, with this, Thomas shows that he is not completely committed to his team, which doesn't bode well for chemistry.

Just recently there was a debacle between Thomas and teammate Bobby Wagner after Thomas claimed that 'the backups would have done just as good' since Wagner was battling a bad hamstring.

Maybe after all of this, the Seahawks are thinking of trading away Thomas for some valuables.

There are a lot of teams that can use a safety to the caliber of Thomas, so they would definitely be able to score some picks or possibly an asset to their team *cough* *cough* *offensive line.* The Cleveland Browns could use a safety, maybe we'll see a Joe Thomas - Earl Thomas trade. A trade like this is probably way out of reach, but hey it's worth a try to trade away Earl Thomas to get a big offensive lineman.

It's not like the Seahawks have an existent running game, so having that to complement Russell Wilson, who has been able to make plays behind the joke that is their line right now, could be a potent combination.


As much as an Earl Thomas trade could shake up a couple of NFL rosters later down the line, I think the Seahawks are a little more worried about the playoffs right now. At 9-6, they are on the outside looking in behind the 9-6 Atlanta Falcons, who are looking for vengeance after their Super Bowl 50 loss. For Seattle to sneak in, they need to beat the Arizona Cardinals at home next week and need the Falcons to lose to the Carolina Panthers. It's not the most difficult thing in the world since the Panthers are still fighting for a division title and the Seahawks dominate on their home turf.

Whether or not the Seahawks make the playoffs and how far they go could influence the fate of Thomas. The banged-up Seattle defense is getting back on track after allowing 36 points per game in the last two weeks with the help of Thomas, but only time will tell what his fate in Seattle is. I don't think it would be smart to get rid of him, but I wouldn't be shocked if they did, especially to bolster their O-line.