Kam Chancellor
Kam Chancellor
30-Year-Old SafetyS
Seattle Seahawks
Out
Injury Neck
2018 Fantasy Outlook
After a storied tenure as part of a Seattle secondary coined the "Legion of Boom," Chancellor decided to hang up the cleats in advance of his age-30 season due to the lack of progress he's seen as he recovers from a neck injury. His absence clears the way for Bradley McDougald to take on a starter's load of snaps. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Seahawks in August of 2017.
Remains on roster
SSeattle Seahawks
Neck
February 11, 2019
Chancellor (neck) likely remains unable to pass a physical, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Chancellor has a massive financial incentive to hold off on retirement, as his three-year, $36 million contract is fully guaranteed for injury. The deal runs through 2020, with Seattle unable to get out of it unless the 30-year-old eventually is able to pass a physical. Chancellor isn't expected to return to football, as the neck injury he suffered in Nov. 2017 leaves him vulnerable to an even more severe head/neck injury.
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Measurables Review
How do Kam Chancellor's measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
225 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.41 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.36 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
33.00 in
 
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Matchup Edge: Hope for Philly
Matchup Edge: Hope for Philly
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Long known as one of the league's most feared hitters, the hulking Chancellor remains a productive player on a per-snap basis, but his destructive style of play may have taken a considerable toll on his durability. He was limited to 12 games last year due to a groin injury, and he underwent offseason ankle surgery to remove bone spurs. Furthermore, he hasn't played 16 games since 2013, missing 11 games the past three years. When he's healthy, though, Chancellor provides significant week-to-week upside -- he posted 86 tackles on just 731 defensive snaps last year.
Chancellor is this far down the list mostly due to injury worries. An unparalleled punisher at safety, the laws of physics unfortunately subject Chancellor to a considerable beating, as well. He needed a minor hip procedure in the spring of 2014, missed two games that season with a groin issue, played through a torn MCL the Super Bowl that year, and missed nearly four games with a pelvic injury toward the end of 2015. When he plays, though, Chancellor piles up tackles about as well as anyone, averaging 6.2 per game in his five seasons as a regular starter.
Perhaps the league's most feared hitter, the 6-3, 232-pound Chancellor is a hulking yet rangy hammer in the Seattle secondary, where he has averaged 91 tackles the last four seasons, making him an annual triple-digit threat. His only flaw as an IDP prospect is his injury concern. He missed two games with a groin injury last year and then played with a torn MCL in the Super Bowl. He's expected to be ready for training camp, but his reckless, bruising style makes him an injury risk.
Although he should probably be ranked behind Earl Thomas, conventional wisdom could lead one to conclude that Chancellor is the better IDP prospect. As a 6-foot-4, 230-pound strong safety with a skill set and job description that usually lends itself to big tackle totals, Chancellor has the look of a triple-digit tackle threat. He has yet to get there, however, posting 94, 92 and 99 tackles over his last three years, and his interception total of seven trails behind Thomas' 10. Still, Chancellor is bound to make it to 100 one of these years, and his reliable 90-plus tackle production makes him a high-end DB2 in most IDP systems. It's worth double-checking on his health status closer to kickoff, as he underwent a 'minor' hip surgery in April.
As perhaps the league's premier enforcer safety, Chancellor is one of the most reliable tackle sources in the secondary. Fellow safety Earl Thomas is more of a coverage specialist, leaving Chancellor with disproportionate access to any ballcarrier lucky enough to get into the second level against the Seattle defense. Despite missing a game in 2011 and playing through some bumps and bruises in 2012, Chancellor has 186 tackles to show from the last two seasons. Considering he posted those numbers at less than full strength and on a relatively low snap count of 979 in 2012, Chancellor possesses one of the highest floors in leagues that reward primarily for tackle production. In leagues that place more of an emphasis on interceptions, you might want to move Chancellor down the list a bit. He has just four interceptions in the last two years, all coming in 2011.
Despite possessing the build of a linebacker (6-3, 232), Chancellor is a rangy safety with more than enough athleticism for the demands of the position. He made plays in a variety of ways last year, totaling 97 stops (75 solo) and one sack in 15 games while making a big impact in coverage with four interceptions and 13 passes defended. It shouldn’t be much trouble for Chancellor to approach 100 tackles again in 2012, even if he misses a game or two, and he should remain an opportunistic playmaker in coverage thanks to Seattle’s unpredictable and explosive front seven. With speedy disruptors like Chris Clemons, Bruce Irvin and Bobby Wagner teeing off on quarterbacks, Chancellor should see more than his fair share of hastened desperation passes in the Seattle secondary.
A 2010 fifth-round pick, Chancellor will man a back-up safety spot for the Seahawks this season. He'll probably see most of his action on special teams.
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Placed on reserve PUP list
SSeattle Seahawks
Neck
July 26, 2018
Chancellor (neck) was placed on the reserve PUP list Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic Seattle reports.
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Appears to be retiring after eight seasons
SSeattle Seahawks
Neck
July 1, 2018
Chancellor (neck) announced his retirement from football Sunday after scans on his neck 'showed no healing', per his official Twitter account.
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Future to be determined this summer
SSeattle Seahawks
Neck
April 23, 2018
General manager John Schneider said Monday that Chancellor has a scan scheduled for late June or early July to determine his playing future, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
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Plans to play in 2018 if cleared
SSeattle Seahawks
Neck
February 13, 2018
Chancellor (neck) intends to play in 2018 if he receives medical clearance from doctors to do so, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Unlikely to retire in 2018
SSeattle Seahawks
Neck
February 5, 2018
Chancellor (neck) is unlikely to retire this offseason, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
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