Will the Chargers make a move for Earl Thomas III?
By Scott Iger
Thomas would be an expensive piece
As one of the premier safeties in the game, Thomas is set to make a whopping $8.5 million base salary in 2018. Thomas’ contract also expires after this upcoming year, so the Bolts would either have to re-sign him for a likely higher price or settle for a one-year rental.
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Not even to mention, the only way (apart from a surprise cut by the Seahawks) that the Chargers could acquire Thomas is through a trade. The Bolts would likely have to give away a very good player or a high draft pick in order to accomplish that, so obtaining Thomas would not be a very cheap venture
While Thomas is clearly a very good player (and arguably much better than the options the Chargers currently have at safety), it seems right now that the price tag would just be far too high for the Bolts to want to make the move. Especially if the Bolts decide to re-sign Boston, as Thomas would essentially be a non-necessary signing at that point. For those reasons, I do not believe the Chargers will acquire the Pro Bowl safety this offseason.
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