The Seattle Seahawks suffered their most embarrassing loss in recent memory on Sunday, and it left fans wondering what has happened to one of the most feared defenses in NFL history. In reality, that defense is gone, and it may never be coming back. Both Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor have suffered season-ending injuries, which is part of the reason Seattle allowed the Los Angeles Rams to score 42 points. But Seahawks fans who are hoping things will go back to normal next season when Sherman and Chancellor return could be very disappointed. Why? Because they might not be back. As Michael Silver of NFL.com outlined, the Seahawks are likely to move on from the “Legion of Boom” this winter. Sherman, who tore his Achilles in November, is set to count $13.2 million against the cap in 2018. Seattle already gave serious thought to trading him this past offseason, so there’s a good chance the four-time Pro Bowler will be traded or released after the 2017 season. The same goes for safety Earl Thomas, who contemplated retirement at this time last year but has returned to have solid season. Thomas is signed through 2018, but Silver reports that those familiar with his thinking believe he could seek a raise that will pay him close to what Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry makes, which is $13 million per year.
Seahawks likely to move on from ‘Legion of Boom’ after season
Larry Brown Sports | Dec 18