Can Somebody Just Make Earl Thomas a Dallas Cowboy Already?
This Earl Thomas to the Dallas Cowboys trade rumor just needs to happen already.
If you don’t recall, after a Christmas Eve victory over the Dallas Cowboys last season, Seattle Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas met up with Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett:
Seattle S Earl Thomas also told Cowboys HC Jason Garrett to “if y’all have the chance come get me” pic.twitter.com/mYi6QICYaJ
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) December 25, 2017
In this video, it’s pretty clear that Thomas was telling Garrett to “come get him” if Dallas was given the chance. Earl Thomas is from Orange, Texas. He played his college football at Texas. I think it’s safe to say he’s a home-body, so it makes sense that he’d want to return home and play for the Cowboys.
Now let’s fast-forward a couple months. The Seahawks just missed the post-season for the first time since 2012. Richard Sherman was released and signed with the division rival San Francisco 49ers. Cliff Avril and Kam Chancellor were both forced to retire due to career-threatening injuries. Jimmy Graham left in free agency to sign with the Packers. Things have not been looking too hot in Seattle as of late, and it’s about to get even worse.
A few weeks ago, Earl Thomas shared a photo to his Instagram. In the comment section, he left some serious praise for a team that he doesn’t play for, the Dallas Cowboys:
Earl Thomas may have dropped another Cowboys bread crumb on Instagram #DallasCowboys https://t.co/7G4NImaP94 pic.twitter.com/lJSRiOa6ry
— Cowboys Fangirl (@CowboysFGSN) July 12, 2018
Not really that big of a deal, right? I didn’t think so at the time. Now let’s fast-forward to today:
Looks like Earl Thomas wants a trade 👀 pic.twitter.com/Hck9KXjeQm
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) July 16, 2018
In his latest post, Thomas straight up just demanded a trade via Instagram. Now this, this is kind of a big deal. I will admit that I like the Eric Bledsoe approach to this by Thomas.
You really can’t blame the guy for wanting out of Seattle at this point. The team is letting guys on defense walk left and right, they lost their best red-zone threat from last season in free agency (Jimmy Graham), and Pete Carroll is… well, he’s still Pete Carroll. Thomas already helped bring a championship to Seattle. I think his work there is done. Professional athletes (football players especially) only have so much time before their careers just slip away from them. Earl Thomas just turned 29 in May, which isn’t exactly young in football years. Can you really knock a guy for wanting to do something he’s dreamed of ever since he was a kid this late into his career? I can’t.
If you’re a Seahawks fan and you’re reading this, all I can say is… it sucks to suck. I hope you all enjoy being irrelevant once again.
-Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)