That highly regarded secondary Richard Sherman likes to brag about, is likely to get broken up in the coming months according to Jason La Canfora.
La Canfora is reporting that the Seahawks are likely to allow cornerback Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond to walk in free agency.
The team will obviously need to extend Russell Okung, and star quarterback Russell Wilson.
The Seahawks have built the game’s best secondary, loaded with young stars, but with so many young players on the rise, and the team also needing to do new deals with left tackle Russell Okung and quarterback Russell Wilson in the next year or so, they are likely to loseBrandon Browner and Walter Thurmond to the open market, according to league sources.
Both are coveted by several teams who have the duo sittiing atop their free-agent rankings. While overshadowed by guys like Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas on a national level, the duo are well positioned to earn big raises in free agency, with it unlikely the Seahawks will be able to get them extended before then.
The Seahawks have already made Kam Chancellor a highly paid safety, and Thomas, who is having an MVP-type season, has his deal is up following the 2014 season. Sherman is considered by some the best corner in the game, and his deal is up following the 2014 season as well. Both will be earning exponentially more than the combined $4.5 million they are set to make next season, and with so many other areas of the roster to address as well, other clubs will be quick to try to pry the Seahawks’ other talented corners away.
Both can be replaced, but at what cost to the leagues best defense?