Seattle Seahawks All-Pro safety Earl Thomas was not happy this Summer and things have not exactly improved. He missed a pair of practices and the team is mulling over levying heavy fines against the veteran playmaker. Chris Mortensen reports via Twitter that this could be bad news for the AFC West teams that don’t play in Kansas City:
The Seahawks are considering a significant fine to Earl Thomas for conduct detrimental for twice missing practice. No final decision made. He's expected to play vs. Cowboys AND the Chiefs have emerged as a possible trade partner if Thomas is dealt this year, per sources.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 23, 2018
The Chiefs already have a prolific offense and while their defense is lousy the addition of a ball-hawking safety combined with the fact that other teams all but have to air it out against them to keep up is a scary proposition. Granted, the report is just that the Chiefs are a potential trade partner and even then only if the Seahawks elect to deal their long-time star player away. Still, if you were holding out hope that the Chargers could overtake the Chiefs for the division crown this year, this is not the kind of thing you wanted to hear today.