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Earl Thomas tweets goodbye to Seattle as he heads to the Baltimore Ravens

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On September 26th, 2010, rookie free safety Earl Thomas intercepted Philip Rivers twice, including on a last-second throw towards the end-zone to deny the San Diego Chargers a game-tying touchdown, as the upstart Seattle Seahawks pulled off a thrilling 27-20 win. That officially marked the start of Thomas’ run as one of the greatest Seahawks of all-time.

Unfortunately, it was inevitable on the afternoon of September 30th, 2018 that we would not see Earl Thomas play another down for the Seahawks. The only question that needed answering was where the next chapter of Thomas’ career would take place. As of March 13th, despite incessant speculation that Earl would go to the Dallas Cowboys, he’ll be signing with the Baltimore Ravens.

Thomas tweeted his thanks to Seattle after nine unforgettable seasons that will see him inducted into the Seahawks’ Ring of Honor down the line, and almost certainly in the Pro Football Hall of Fame several years after he retires.

“Thank you Seattle for the love and memories that my family and I will never forget,” Thomas wrote.

The Ravens are scheduled to play at the Seahawks in the 2019 regular season. We won’t know the schedule until April, but it has the feel of a primetime game where fans at CenturyLink Field give Thomas a loud ovation upon his return to the city where he gave so much effort to help bring the Seahawks a Super Bowl victory.

Thank you, Earl.

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