Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kam Chancellor Stands Tall Among Great Strong Safeties

Arizona Cardinals strong safety Adrian Wilson has put together a sterling career. He has made five Pro Bowls, was a First-Team All-Pro once and a Second-Team All-Pro twice. He is one of only five players in NFL history to have more than 25 sacks, 25 interceptions, and 15 forced fumbles over the course of his career. He is what Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor can be.

Chancellor signed a four-year contract extension with the Seahawks yesterday. The Seattle front office has to think of players like Wilson and Lawyer Milloy when investing in Chancellor for the long term. Milloy was 6'0" 210 lbs. Wilson stands at 6'3" 230 lbs. Chancellor represents the next step in punishing safeties at 6'3" 232 lbs. He was, as of last year, the biggest safety in the NFL. 

Chancellor's first two seasons as a starter stack up with some greats
Chancellor had a far more productive 2011 than 2012, especially when it came to impact plays like forced fumbles, interceptions, tackles for loss and sacks. The hope is the bone spurs in his ankles that were removed this off-season can help him return to the Pro Bowl form of 2011. He was All-Pro worthy in his first season as a starter. That is worth investing in.

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