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Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas (29) during Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 43-8. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Earl Thomas signs four-year extension with Seattle Seahawks to be NFL's top-paid safety

The Seattle Seahawks locked up one of their most valuable players of their Super Bowl team after agreeing to a record-breaking deal for safety Earl Thomas, according to Ian Rapoport.

Thomas, a two time All-Pro was instrumental in the Seahawks winning their first Super Bowl in franchise history and the former first round pick out of Texas is widely-regarded as one of the best leaders in the NFL in addition to being the league’s top safety.

Thomas matched his career-high with five interceptions this season and a career-high 129 combined tackles.

With Thomas locked up for the foreseeable future, the focus now shifts from the best safety in the league to the best corner in the league as the team will look to extend Richard Sherman before the start of the season.

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