Texans Expected To Make “Big Push” To Sign Earl Thomas



Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans are “strongly” considering signing S Earl Thomas after losing Tyrann Mathieu to the Chiefs.

Wilson adds that Thomas will also command an “extremely expensive” contract. 

Tony Pauline reports that the belief in NFL circles is that the Texans will make a “big push” to sign S Earl Thomas now that they’ve lost Tyrann Mathieu to the Chiefs.

One report from a few weeks ago mentioned that Thomas could be looking for as much as $15 million per year and the contracts handed out Monday indicate that it’s a real possibility. 

While Thomas has been linked to the Cowboys for over a year now, signing with the Texans would allow him to remain in his home state of Texas.

Thomas, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2010. He played out the final year of his five-year, $44.725 million contract that includes $27.725 million guaranteed and made a base salary of $8.5 million for the 2018 season.

Thomas is testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

In 2018, Thomas appeared in four games and recorded 22 tackles, three interceptions and five pass defense for the Seahawks.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.

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