Earl Thomas Broke His Leg and Maybe the Entire NFL

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The Seattle Seahawks' Pro Bowl free safety was taken off the field on a cart on Sunday in the fourth quarter of the Seahawks' game against the Cardinals.

Throughout the last few months, the Seattle Seahawks have been in the midst of a hard internal situation with star safety Earl Thomas' contract situation. "People that are criticizing whatever happened don't understand".

Quarterback Russell Wilson said, "He's one of the greatest players to ever play the game, and he always will be".

"He had it all just totally figured out and was as emotional as you can get".

"Give him a little slack".

Speaking to Brock and Salk on Monday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that Thomas should not be judged too harshly, noting what a devastating moment that injury was for the player.

Thomas is expected to recover by February 2019, Brock said, at which time, it will be interesting to see what other teams think of the safety and "whether the market is going to respect him in the way that he thinks it should". "This is a very, very hard moment that most people wouldn't understand what that was all about".

Carroll also said the team will have to make a roster move over the next day or so to replace tight end Will Dissly, also out for the season with a patellar tendon injury.

The 29-year-old is in the final year of his contract with the Seahawks and held out for all of training camp in the hope of getting a new deal or of being traded.

Carroll gets it. Thomas knew all along.

Several players and coaches have expressed how much Thomas will be missed.

Seattle, who's original asking price was reportedly two second-round draft picks, lowered their price to one second-rounder, per Rapoport. "I told him that we had him". It would appear that the Seahawks overplayed their hand, and Thomas' gesture literally adds insult to injury.