The Seattle Seahawks have some tough decisions to make about who returns to the roster next season. One of the biggest questions marks surrounding the team is the future of the secondary, Seattle’s Legion of Boom, and its veterans Kam Chancellor, Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman.
Chancellor, whose 2018 base salary is now guaranteed, might not see the field this season as a result of the neck injury he sustained against the Cardinals last November. The strong safety has indicated he hopes to play, however, he must first be medically cleared.
Sherman, who ruptured his Achilles during the same game, is still on the mend and has plans to undergo surgery soon on his other leg.
Thomas, finally healthy from the devasting injury he suffered to end his 2016 campaign, has hinted at a holdout if his financial demands are not met.
That leaves only second-year cornerback Shaquill Griffin assured of a return this season.
“Right now [the Legion of Boom’s future] is kind of in the air, but trust me, the Legion of Boom will never go away,” Griffin said via Pro Football Talk. “The thing is these are the guys who created the Legion of Boom. We all know that. But just because they might not be here or they’re not coming back, the Legion of Boom is not over.”
Griffin continued: “This is a legacy that they created for young guys to come and take over. Trust me, we’ve got some great younger guys that are ready to compete and are ready to play ball. The Legion of Boom is never going to be over, but of course we want those guys back, because those are the originals.”
Whether or not the “originals” return is turning out to be one of the more interesting stories of the offseason. This year, much like the Seahawks assistant coaching staff, Seattle’s Legion of Boom may very well have a few new faces.