Earl Thomas is no longer a member of the Seattle Seahawks. Barring injury or suspension, his next appearance at CenturyLink Field will be as a remember of the Baltimore Ravens. After nine seasons, 125 regular season games, 12 postseason games, and one Super Bowl championship, the first member of the Legion of Boom was the last to depart the franchise.
Throughout this decade, Thomas has wowed both Seahawks fans and indeed the entire NFL with incredible plays on the field. His importance as the centerpiece of Pete Carroll’s defense cannot be overstated. It was gut-wrenching to see his Seahawks career end on rather negative terms, both contractually and physically. He held out for a better deal, ended his holdout, broke his leg, and the rest is history.
But we are not here to lament the end of the Earl Thomas era, but to celebrate him as one of the greatest Seahawks of all-time.
So sit back and enjoy this special Enemy Reaction tribute to #29. In the interest of not crashing all of your browsers, some GIFs will be linked in the title (which you can open in a new tab), while others will be shown on the page.
The Rookie Season
Earl’s first two interceptions vs. San Diego Chargers
Blocked punt return for a touchdown vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Legion of Boom’s Playoff debut
Interception at Washington
Super Bowl Season
...How? Just how? (at Houston Texans)
Closing speed + concentration = Interception (at Arizona Cardinals)
Tip Drill at New York Giants
2014 vs. St. Louis Rams
2017 at Los Angeles Rams
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s worst nightmare
2012 pick-6 vs. Buffalo Bills
The Gronk Hit (at New England Patriots in 2016)
Final touchdown as a Seahawk (vs. Houston Texans in 2017)
The Finale - Earl Thomas’ last three interceptions
Two picks (and a bow) vs. Dallas Cowboys
It’s been a hell of a ride.
Thanks for everything, Earl.