Earl Thomas Set To Sign Four-Year Deal With The Baltimore Ravens

Annette Crawford
March 15, 2019

The Ingram deal is three years worth $15 million.

The Washington Redskins have agreed to re-sign running back Adrian Peterson to an $8 million, two-year deal. His social media statement confirms the move as firmly as can be.

No numbers are official at this time.

So it's back to the drawing board for the Cowboys at safety.

Thomas was brought to Baltimore to replicate the ball-hawking defense of Hall of Fame Reed. He has 684 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, and five quarterback hits.

Thomas was clearly thrilled about getting paid. After Lamar Jackson took over from Joe Flacco as the Ravens' starting quarterback in 2018, Baltimore passed on only about 38 percent of its offensive snaps while Jackson set an National Football League single-season record for rushing attempts by a quarterback, even though he started just seven games. "Terrell is one of our all-time great Ravens".

"But I think he needs to marry himself to that playbook", Long continued.

Reaction on twitter was swift after the Thomas signing was announced.

Thomas' signing combines his services with the likes of burgeoning talent in Marlon Humphrey, Jimmy Smith, Brandon Carr, Tavon Young and Tony Jefferson. Rosenthal continued to posture that the Ravens may now have the deepest secondary in the league. Rather, it's the players reaching 30 and beyond who are generally being left behind in the early sprint of big bucks, massive guarantees and long-term free agent signings, especially if such players have an injury history. Thomas will receive $32 million in guaranteed money.

Meanwhile, Ingram possesses a very similar build and skillset to Rice.

Ingram, the 2009 Heisman Trophy victor, carries more mass than Rice did (215 versus 195 pounds). He's added almost 1,600 yards receiving, as well. In my GM years, I always tried to target free-agent players coming out of their rookie deals, as is the case with Collins.

Barring a major move, that could be how Seattle enters the 2019 season with Thomas finally, officially, out the door, having found a new home nearly as far away from Seattle as could be.

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