Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor reveals what he learned from his holdout

Kam Chancellor has made the Pro Bowl four times.

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Kam Chancellor is one of the key pieces to Seattle’s vaunted Legion of Boom. So it didn’t surprise many football fans that the Seahawks lost their first two games of last season as Chancellor was holding out in the hopes of getting a new contract.

The team did not relent and Chancellor, who signed a four-year, $28 million deal before the 2013 season, reported before the Seahawks’ Week 3 win against the Bears.

The four-time Pro Bowl safety sat down with the Seattle Times and discussed what lessons he learned from the holdout and his importance to the team.

I learned that I’m a leader, that God put me on this earth to be a leader for my team, and the past is the past, and I’m here to lead my team to do exactly what I was created to do — nothing more, nothing less. I’m here to be the kind of man that helps pull through adversity for my teammates. The big brother, the leader, the captain, and that’s all I’m here to do and that’s what my vision is focused on right now.

Seattle has done a commendable job keeping its core group together, especially on defense. With Chancellor, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas in the secondary, the Seahawks’ defense is one of the most feared in the league.