Thompson (shoulder) recorded 19 tackles, two pass breakups and two interceptions over six regular-season games in 2019 before landing on injured reserve in late October. Thompson entered the season as the replacement for free safety Earl Thomas, who left for the Ravens in free agency. Unfortunately, Thompson's season was cut short when he was shut down midseason after undergoing surgery for a torn labrum. Thompson, who will turn 25 years old later in January, started all six games before the injury. He's considered a ball hawk in coverage, but his aggressiveness came with some hiccups that put his starting job in jeopardy before the injury. He has one year remaining on his rookie contract, but Thompson likely won't have a starting role waiting for him in 2020, as the emergence of Quandre Diggs will likely push him to a reserve role.
Thompson made seven tackles (three solo) and nabbed an interception in Sunday's 32-28 win over Cleveland. It was Thompson's second consecutive game recording an interception, as he notched one of three interceptions thrown by Baker Mayfield in the game. The only negative for Thompson is that he recorded a season-low snap total, participating in just 52 of 69 plays on defense. The 24-year-old safety will draw a tough matchup against the Ravens in Week 7.
Thompson finished Thursday's 30-29 win over the Rams with three tackles and an interception. Thompson's fourth-quarter interception was originally ruled an incomplete pass, but a Seattle challenge resulted in the play being overturned after officials deemed the ball did not hit the ground. It was Thompson's first INT of the season and came in a game that saw the 24-year-old free safety play every snap on defense (72)..
Thompson will start at free safety for Sunday's road game versus the Cardinals, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Thompson was the Week 1 starter, but he struggled in the season opener versus the Bengals and then missed the next two games due to a hamstring injury. Delano Hill has started that last two contests. Thompson is back in the fold against the Cardinals' Air Raid offense, but he may be on a short leash with coach Pete Carroll saying Hill played well enough to keep the starting job.
Thompson (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's Week 3 tilt against the Saints. The Seahawks will therefore be without their starting free safety versus the Saints, although that isn't anywhere near as daunting as it typically would be. With Drew Brees (thumb) sidelined for New Orleans, the passing game will instead be helmed by Teddy Bridgewater and/or Taysom Hill.