In his fourth season, Thomas is being asked to do more than ever as the patrol on the back end of the defense. He already has four interceptions, although none since Week 7, and leads Seattle in solo tackles (69) and is second in total tackles (85). About the only stat Thomas hasn’t recorded this season is a sack.
Most teams don’t possess the depth in the secondary where a starter and former Pro Bowl selection can be given a break such as Brandon Browner was. But it’s another sign of the depth the Seahawks have built in a secondary that remains among the best in the NFL.
The Seahawks have made Seattle’s secondary one of the best units in the NFL. It’s recognition they accept but realize they need to live up to beginning with Sunday’s opener at Arizona.