Thomas recently acknowledged he was contemplating retirement, but it sounds like he'll be back in 2017.
Injured Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas says he will return next season.
But in a tweet on Saturday night, Thomas said that he'd be back next year.
I'll def be back next year..— Earl Thomas (@Earl_Thomas) December 25, 2016
Thomas is out for the rest of the season. The Seahawks, who have already clinched the NFC West, dropped to 9–5–1 after losing to the Cardinals at home on Saturday.