Apparently, though, there isn’t any leeway in the asking price.
The Seahawks have “refused to budge” on getting in return a 2019 second-round draft pick for the Pro Bowl safety, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and are “stuck” on it.
Thomas and the Seahawks are reportedly in a “good place” now, too, after some minor issues early this season. The team fined him last week for missing practices and “other things,” according to the NFL’s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2018
He was a full participant in practices this week after picking up two interceptions in last Sunday’s win against the Dallas Cowboys, too.
According to Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs were unwilling to meet the Seahawks’ asking price for Thomas, but remain interested in landing him and are considered a favorite by some in the league to do so. They picked up a second-round pick from the Los Angeles Rams when they traded Marcus Peters, which could help in the deal if the Chiefs decide to move forward.
The Cowboys did offer the Seahawks exactly what they wanted for Thomas in the preseason, though they turned them down.
Thomas has long said he wants to play for Dallas, and even told Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, “If you have a chance to get me, come get me,” after a game last season. Now that their Week 3 matchup is behind them, both teams may be open to the deal again.
Thomas is in his ninth season in the NFL, all of which have been in Seattle. So far this year, he has recorded 13 tackles and three interceptions. This is the final year of his four-year, $40 million extension with the Seahawks — a deal that made him the highest-paid safety in the NFL at the time.
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