Kam Chancellor earns contract extension

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 13: Kam Chancellor
FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 13: Kam Chancellor /

The Seattle Seahawks have inked former Virginia Tech safety Kam Chancellor to a contract extension, according to multiple reports

Former Virginia Tech Hokies safety Kam Chancellor has signed a 3-year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks, Ian Rapoport confirmed.  The Norfolk, Virginia native will earn $36 million with $25 million guaranteed.

Chancellor will earn an average $12 million a year and remain with the Seahawks through the 2020 season.

Chancellor caused havoc on opposing offenses in his career with the Hokies, posting 208 career tackles and 4.5 TFL before being drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round in 2010.

This contract extension comes two years after Chancellor held himself out of training camp and the first two weeks of the regular season due to displeasure about his contract situation. After missing time early in that season, Chancellor and his agent reached an agreement with Seattle on a restructured contract. He ultimately returned to the team in Week three.

Chancellor has helped the Seahawks to a Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos in February 2014 and earned himself spots in the 2014 and 2016 pro bowl. He was voted Second-Team All-Pro by the Associated Press at the end of the 2014-2015 season. In addition to these numerous accomplishments, Chancellor was ranked by his peers as the 32nd-best player in the league at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season.

Over the course of his career, Chancellor has 15 interceptions, 389 tackles and three sacks. The signing of Chancellor helps Seattle ensure that the “Legion of Boom” will remain in place for years to come.