Kam Chancellor signs contract extension with Seahawks

Aug 01, 2017, 22:50
Kam Chancellor signs contract extension with Seahawks

It makes Chancellor one of the NFL's highest paid safeties and ties him with Miami's Reshad Jones for annual average among strong safeties specifically. The guaranteed money ranks seventh for the position, and $2.75 million less than what was guaranteed to teammate Earl Thomas. The deal includes $25 million guaranteed.

Chancellor, 29, started 12 games past year and played at a high level with two interceptions, a forced fumble and 85 tackles.

The Seattle Seahawks are doing their best to keep their defense and the Legion of Boom together as best as possible this upcoming season.

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Kam Chancellor was optimistic he would have a new contract before the start of the regular season.

Chancellor had said on Monday he was feeling good about the progress of negotiations and hoped to retire as a Seahawk, which came a day after coach Pete Carroll had also said things looked positive. The 29 year old is entering his eighth season with the Seahawks, and has amassed 729 tackles and 12 interceptions. A groin injury was the culprit in 2016, and in the season prior Chancellor dealt with shoulder and pelvis injuries.

"If it's not done I'll just play ball", Chancellor said Monday. "Until the wheels fall off".

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A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Chancellor has 12 career interceptions in seven National Football League seasons, all with Seattle.

"I really don't like to put no negatives in my head", he said.

"As long as the wheels let me, as long as the wheels let me", he told reporters at Seahawks training camp. However long my body holds up. They were torched by Matt Ryan during the NFC Divisional Playoff round and gave up 338 yards and three touchdowns.

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