The Seattle Seahawks are 0-2, and a big reason why has been the absence of their all-world safety, Kam Chancellor, who has been holding out for a better contract. Well, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter (by way of Stephen A. Smith), Chancellor has given up on his holdout and is headed back to Seattle.
Here’s what Schefter just posted on his Facebook page:
Here’s what Kam Chancellor texted Stephen A. Smith: “Ima go help my teammates that are understanding of my position and the ones who aren’t. God forgives all, why can’t i? Time to help us get back to the big dance . I can address business after the season. Me and Marshawn started a mission 2 years ago. I can’t let my Dawg down....Real talk.”
This is obviously great news for the Seahawks, who haven’t been anywhere close to the defensive juggernaut they were last season, and haven’t had any luck finding a decent replacement for Chancellor.
That’s also what makes this kind of a curious move for Chancellor. With the Seahawks sputtering and very clearly missing his particular presence on the field, his leverage has never been higher. Now would seemingly be the time for him to hold strong and force Seattle to bite the bullet, but he instead has let the team off the hook. Chancellor will get back to haggling with the team in the offseason—maybe he’s hoping that today’s decision will earn him some goodwill at the negotiating table—but for now we can all just be happy that one of the most exciting defensive players in the league is back on the field.