Three Possible Options at the Free Safety Position

By Brian Garcia
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 24: Jairus Byrd #31 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after an interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 24, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 24: Jairus Byrd #31 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after an interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 24, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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Trade option

This is most obvious option because it’s on nearly everyone’s list to get this offseason and that is the disgruntled superstar Earl Thomas.

I think this is the best time and opportunity to get one of the best safeties in the game. Thomas recently broke his leg and it seems like he has done his final salute to the Seattle Seahawks’ organization. So what’s next for the All-Pro safety as he starts to enter his 30s?

Since he broke his leg twice in three years, he does have injury risks which will lower his price, sad but true. I don’t care what the asking price is and what he will demand when he becomes a free agent, this man deserves it and should be taken care of for the rest of his career.

The Chargers’ young, athletic, strong defensive front will help Thomas in his later years. This is the most comfortable situation he can fall into.

Thomas will add a sense of leadership and “dawg” to this team that will give them an identity because it seems we don’t have one right now. With Thomas on the field, it would allow James to lurk in the box where he belongs so he can be a playmaker as a run stopper, amazing blitzer and mismatch cover guy.

Thomas already knows the system with Gus Bradley being his defensive coordinator years ago with Seattle. Thomas is the ultimate center fielder that reads the quarterbacks like a book, can break off the ball and make plays and come down hard and make the sure tackle.

He is everything the Chargers need right now. It seems like a match made in heaven and all the Chargers have to do is give the Seahawks an offer they can’t refuse and then give Thomas the contract he deserves.

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