Safety Kam Chancellor signed a 3-year extension to stay in Seattle, the only the team he's ever played for in his National Football League career. While the $12 million average per year places him behind Eric Berry and Tyrann Mathieu, the percentage of guaranteed money in the deal is incredibly high - something players often value far more than inflated details.
It was never a foregone conclusion that Chancellor and the Seahawks would come to terms on a new deal.
"We have worked real long and hard at that,"Carroll said about Chancellor's deal over the weekend".
A fifth-round pick out of Virginia Tech in 2010, Chancellor has been one of the most consistent safeties of his generation.More news: Man United in sponsorship deal talks with Tinder
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Chancellor, 29, missed four games with a groin injury last season and finished with 85 combined tackles and two interceptions. "But I feel like it's been positive on both ends, both sides have been very productive working together and I'm just waiting to see what's happening".
"As long as the wheels let me", Chancellor said (via ESPN). "Till the wheels fall off".
"I love this team, " Chancellor said. Can't really put a time frame on how long I want to play. However long my body holds up, however long the Lord allows me to. They were torched by Matt Ryan during the NFC Divisional Playoff round and gave up 338 yards and three touchdowns. "And I would love to retire here".