Seahawks, S Earl Thomas agree on $40 million, 4-year extension

RENTON, Wash. — Earl Thomas is the latest member of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to be rewarded.

Sources tell FOX Sports NFL Insiders Mike Garafolo and Alex Marvez that Thomas and the Seahawks have reached agreement on a $40 million, four-year contract extension. The agreement was first reported by NFL.com. The deal is on top of the one year he’s owed this upcoming season, making him the highest-paid safety in the NFL, Garafolo says.

Thomas, a two-time first-team All-Pro, could have gone into the 2014 season with free agency on the horizon. Instead, Seattle made sure to lock up the most important cog on its defense. Seattle previously locked up coach Pete Carroll with an extension through 2016 and has been talking with cornerback Richard Sherman about a new deal as well.

Thomas was Seattle’s second-leading tackler last season and added five interceptions.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report