Chancellor, Seahawks agree to $36M contract extension

Safety Kam Chancellor and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $36 million.

The deal includes $25 million in guaranteed money, and secures the presence of one of the key members of the Legion of Boom. Assuming the new extension adds three years onto that deal as opposed to replacing it, Chancellor, 29, will be under contract with Seattle through the 2020 season.

Chancellor previously said he "definitely" trusted that the team would "do the right thing". This deal is a best-case scenario for Chancellor and the Seahawks. "They gave me the first opportunity, the only opportunity, and I would love to retire here".

The strong safety has missed time due to injury in each of the last two seasons, as he was limited to 11 games in 2015.

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Meanwhile, at least one teammate had previously called the Seahawks out about not locking Chancellor up prior to Tuesday's extension (more on that here). "Until the wheels fall off".

"I really don't like to put no negatives in my head", he said.

"As long as the wheels let me, as long as the wheels let me", he told reporters at Seahawks training camp. "However long my body holds up", Chancellor said. "It's never up to me". Almost one year ago, Chancellor reflected on the lessons he learned from the holdout. "So it's going to change here and there". The four-time Pro Bowler has 401 career tackles and 48 passes defended with 12 interceptions and eight forced fumbles in seven seasons.

  • Tabitha Byrd