It has been a dramatic offseason for former Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas, to say the least. It all culminated yesterday when the Ravens released the safety, saying he "had to go."
There were no words mixed with this exit, and it has resulted in Thomas seeing a lot of criticism across mainstream and social media. While there have been few supporters emerge for the new free agent, former teammate Richard Sherman spoke out, as he usually does, giving his unwavering support.
Of course, Sherman said nothing about the way Thomas acts or anything about what he is like to deal with off the field. Instead, he says that Thomas will "be out to make a point" when he returns to the field, which is likely true. Like Sherman says, Thomas is among the best safeties in the league.
However, there have been reports of Thomas missing practice and meetings, not listening to coaches and getting in fights with teammates. The safety never seemed to fit in the Baltimore defensive scheme, so the most recent public outburst seemed to be a way to part ways with him and hopefully get his guaranteed money back.
Ultimately, Thomas is a terrific player and should find a new home soon, depending what his asking price is. It's good that his former teammate came to his side to support him, though it could also be a recruiting tactic to try to get the duo to team back up in San Francisco.
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