Chancellor agrees to 3-year extension with Seahawks

Chancellor has had problems with the Seahawks over his contract for the past couple of years.

With his new deal, Chancellor's $12 million annual salary will place him slightly behind Eric Berry and Tyrann Mathieu.

In May, some thought that the Seahawks were planning to move on from Kam Chancellor after this season.

Chancellor held out in hopes of scoring a new contract in 2015, but the team held fast even as the strong safety missed two regular season games.

Chancellor, 29, was entering the final year of his contract in 2017 but reportedly signed a three-year, $36 million extension that includes $25 million guaranteed.

A 5th round pick by the Seahawks in 2010, Chancellor started his career playing on special teams while serving as a backup to Lawyer Milloy. He is a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time Associated Press Second-Team All-Pro selection.

Chancellor was the No. 18 ranked safety in the NFL last season, according to Pro Football Focus. This locks up the Legion of Boom for the next two years, as Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas are both due to become free agents after the 2018 season. "Till the wheels fall off".

"As long as the wheels let me, as long as the wheels let me", he told reporters at Seahawks training camp.

Added Chancellor at the time: "I really don't like to put no negative thoughts in my head. However long my body holds up", Chancellor said.

He also said he "would love to retire" with the franchise.

  • Stacy Allen