Earl Thomas gave the Seahawks an ultimatum Monday.
The 29-year-old defensive back, who will make $8.5 million this season, asked Seattle in an Instagram post to either sign him to an extension or trade him.
“Always been the underdog ain’t nothing new,” Thomas’ post read in part. “Extend…..if you don’t want me let’s make a trade happen.”
Always been the underdog ain’t nothing new . Extend …..if you don’t want me let’s make a trade happen I understand it’s a bizz ???? 29 LAVIBES
Thomas skipped the Seahawks minicamp in June. He said on Twitter at the time he would not be attending any team activities until his “contract situation is resolved.”
“I want to remain a Seahawk for the rest of my career,” Thomas wrote, in part. “But I also believe that based on my production over the last eight years that I’ve earned the right to have this taken care of as soon as possible.”
The Cowboys reportedly tried to trade for Thomas during April’s draft. They are still interested in dealing for him, according to a report from Dallas station 105.3 The Fan.
Thomas, who has made six Pro Bowls, has spent all eight of his NFL seasons with the Seahawks. He tallied 56 solo tackles and two interceptions in 2017.
He is set to be a free agent following the 2018 season.