The market didn’t develop as Earl Thomas expected. He began free agency wanting to become the highest-paid safety in the game.
Landon Collins now is that, but Thomas did OK for himself with a four-year, $55 million deal that includes $32 million fully guaranteed.
Thomas, though, revealed Friday that he was close to taking a short-term deal with the Chiefs before the Ravens made their offer.
“I thought I was going to go Kansas City on like a two-year deal, one-year deal, and I was just going to bet on myself and hit the market again [next year or in 2021], and then…