The original “Legion of Doom” is back together, and during the time when one of them was gone, the three founding members who never left Seattle established themselves as arguably the best players in the NFL at their respective positions.
When veteran cornerback Brandon Browner returned to the Seahawks in April, he was reunited with cornerback Richard Sherman, strong safety Kam Chancellor and free safety Earl Thomas.
The foursome was instrumental in the Seahawks winning Super Bowl XLVIII and became the marquee unit on a defense that is considered one of the toughest in pro football history. The Steelers of the 1970s had the “Steel Curtain” defensive line. The early-2000s Ravens had a linebacker corps led by Ray Lewis. The Seahawks had the LOB secondary.
Browner won a second Super Bowl ring while he was gone — ironically, with the Patriots, who beat the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX — but he may not be a starter when he steps back into a Seahawks uniform. Meanwhile, his LOB colleagues have thrived while he was away.
Some will argue the best of the group is Thomas.
This past season, Thomas was voted to his fifth Pro Bowl and made the Sporting News All-Pro first team. He was also voted the 66th best player in the league by his fellow NFL players.
In his sixth pro season out of Texas, Thomas recorded a career-low 64 tackles in 2015 but collected five interceptions and forced a fumble.
You can watch the NFL Network segment on Thomas HERE, and check out a highlight reel below: