Chancellor signed a three-year contract extension with Seattle on Tuesday, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. The new average annual value makes Chancellor the third highest paid safety in the NFL.
His four-year, $28 million contract was entering its final year this season.
Chancellor and coach Pete Carroll had both expressed optimism in the first two days of camp that a contract extension could be on the horizon for the hard-hitting strong safety who has played through numerous injuries and is recognized as a core piece of the Seahawks defense. After missing time early in that season, Chancellor and his agent reached an agreement with Seattle on a restructured contract.
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. "I'm a positive guy, just keep it on the positive end on both sides".
Kam Chancellor and the Seahawks now agree on something.
"I love this team", Chancellor said, via ESPN's Sheil Kapadia. "They gave me the first opportunity and the only opportunity, and I would love to retire here". He was an anchor in Seattle's "Legion of Boom" which included Chancellor, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, DeShawn Shead, Jeremy Lane and Steven Terrell.