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Report: Earl Thomas wants at least $14 million per year

We know he wants to be well paid, but the length might be more noteworthy

If the San Francisco 49ers want to sign Earl Thomas, it’s going to cost them a pretty penny — albeit on the short term. Thomas is looking to land at least $14 million per year, according to NFL Network reporter Jane Slater. Eric Berry is currently the top paid safety at $13 million per year on a six-year deal, but Slater is hearing Thomas is looking for a two-year deal.

This is not exactly breaking news. We’ve heard he wants a big pay day, first from Cowboys beat writer Clarence Hill. Thomas turns 30 in May, and if he can put together two solid years under this kind of deal, he could very well land one more pay-day before he retires. Or, he plays out his two years and calls it a career with his healthy, I suppose.

Would you pay Thomas that kind of money, or do you try and potentially sign one of the less expensive safeties in a pretty deep market and then use the savings elsewhere? The upside to a short-term deal with Thomas is it buys you time to figure out if Adrian Colbert or Jaquiski Tartt or D.J. Reed or anybody else is the right option.


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